Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn In For 2nd Term

By Ikenga Chronicles November 29, 2017

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn In For 2nd Term

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi. The ceremony was boycotted by the opposition.

The ceremony took place at 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.

Meanwhile, 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 annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.