Kenya election: Security tight for Kenyatta inauguration
Tuesday November 28, 2017 - 15:03:15 in English News by Burhan Editor
SOMALIANDERS:- Security has been stepped up in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, ahead of the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term in office.
More than 20 heads of state or senior ministers are expected to attend.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga dismissed the inauguration as a "coronation", saying Mr Kenyatta had not been elected legitimately.
He boycotted the re-run of the presidential poll last month, when fewer than 39% of voters turned out.
Mr Kenyatta won with 98% of the vote.
The original election on 8 August was held over again on 26 October after being annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.
Who is coming to Nairobi?
Organisers are expecting about 60,000 people to fill Nairobi's Kasarani sports stadium where the inauguration is taking place, with giant screens set up outside for those unable to get in.
Reports suggest police have fired tear gas to control crowds trying to enter the venue.
President Kenyatta's deputy, William Ruto, is also being sworn in.
Why was there an election re-run?
Correspondents say the election dispute has left Kenya deeply divided.
What has happened since the first vote?
Mr Odinga, who went away on a 10-day speaking tour in Europe and America after withdrawing from the election re-run, has called for a "national resistance movement" to "restore democracy".
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