Uhuru Kenyatta sworn-in for second term in office

East Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy-President William Ruto take oath of office at Kasarani stadium to begin their second term in government.

The inauguration was attended by nine heads of state including Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Seretse Ian Khama (Botswana), Paul Kagame, and thousands of Kenyans.

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i had declared Tuesday, November 28 a public holiday to enable Kenyans attend the swearing-in ceremony.

Uhuru and Ruto took for their 2nd term in office in a ceremony administered by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi in the presence of Chief Justice David Maraga, in line with constitutional requirements.

President Uhuru faces the challenge of uniting Kenyans and jump-starting the economy following a divisive electoral processes that saw his main challenger and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga, withdraw from the repeat presidential election of October 26.

Uhuru was declared the winner by the electoral commission with 98 per cent of the votes cast and the Supreme Court upheld his election after dismissing two election petitions challenging his win

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