Kenyan President to be sworn-in for second term
Nairobi, Nov 28 (IANS) Uhuru Kenyatta will be sworn-in on Tuesday in front of foreign dignitaries and thousands of supporters for his second term as Kenya’s President.
The swearing-in comes after Kenyatta’s win in the October 26 presidential re-run, reports Xinhua news agency.
“We have received many congratulatory messages from foreign countries and we have more than 43 delegations who have confirmed attendance,” Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma said.
The swearing-in ceremony, which is being boycotted by the opposition, is being held amid tight security in the Kasarani Stadium here.
Kenyatta won the re-run with 7.48 million votes in 266 out of 291 constituencies.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has mocked Kenyatta’s “coronation”.
The original election on August 8 was held over again after being annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.