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Kenyatta sworn in as president of Kenya

President Kenyatta sworn in for a second and final five-year term, after months of unrest that rocked the nation.

Kasarani stadium

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second and final five-year term, a month after winning a bitterly disputed election rerun marked by delays and boycott.

Several heads of states and tens of thousands of his supporters attended the inauguration at a stadium in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday.

Kenyatta, 55, won 98 percent of the votes cast in October's poll, which was boycotted by the main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, who alleged the poll wouldn't be free and fair.

The election was marked by a low turnout with only 38 percent of the registered voters casting their ballot – 7.6 million of the 19.6 million registered voters.

Last month's poll rerun occurred after the country's Supreme Court annulled August's presidential election results citing "illegalities and irregularities" with the voting process.

Meanwhile, the opposition coalition attempted to gather for a "memorial rally" to honour the more than 50 people killed, mostly by security forces, in four months of political violence.

Kenyatta's inauguration comes after the Supreme Court validated his victory in last month's rerun election.

Kenyatta is the son of the east African country's founding father.


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