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Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta Has Been Sworn in as President for a Second Term.

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta Has Been Sworn in as President for a Second Term.

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition.

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition.

Delighted supporters packed the stadium but riot police drove back others as they tried to get in without seats.

In another part of the city, police clashed with opposition supporters trying to hold a rally.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted an election re-run last month, mocked Tuesday’s “coronation”.

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

During his swearing in ceremony, without specifying whether he would reach out to Mr Odinga, he said:

We may have chosen different candidates and different visions, but each one of us voted for a better life. To my competitors, and in the spirit of inclusivity, I will endeavour to incorporate some of their ideas. The election was not a contest between a good dream and a bad dream. It was a contest between two competing visions. I will devote my time and energy to build bridges, to unite and bring prosperity to all Kenyans.

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