Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya president for second time
Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya.Kenyatta, 56, won a rerun presidential election last month boycotted by the opposition, which said it would not be free and fair.
- Background: The political turmoil in east Africa’s richest and most developed economy was triggered when Kenya’s supreme court nullified the first presidential election in August over irregularities. Turnout in the rerun was only 39%. Kenyatta won with a crushing majority. The supreme court was again asked to dismiss the result, but this time upheld Kenyatta’s victory