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Kenyatta sworn-in for second term as Kenya’s president

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi according to BBC reports.

The ceremony, boycotted by the opposition, took place in a packed stadium with police driving back other Kenyatta supporters trying to get in without seats.

Riot police were also deployed in another part of the city to stop a rally by opposition supporters.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga mocked Mr Kenyatta’s “coronation”.

He boycotted the re-run of the presidential poll last month and says Mr Kenyatta was not elected legitimately.

Mr Kenyatta was officially re-elected with 98% of the vote on 26 October but just under 39% of voters turned out.

The original election on 8 August was held over again after being annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.

 

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Rwandan President Paul Kagame are among a number of African leaders attending the ceremony.

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