On Tues-day, Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term as Kenya’s president that put an end to the prolonged electoral saga in recent months. Kenyatta has taken vows to overcome Kenya’s divisions. “To my competitors, and in the spirit of inclusivity, I will endeavour to incorporate some of their ideas. The election was not a contest between a good dream and a bad dream. It was a contest between two competing visions, Keniyatta said during inauguration speech.”I will devote my time and energy to build bridges, to unite and bring prosperity to all Kenyans.”Although the opposition has boycotted Kenyatta’s inauguration ceremony, he said that in spirit of inclu-sivity, he will work to incorporate with the opposition’s ideas. Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium was filled with cheers from his supporters in the ceremony. Police while trying to maintain order at the outside, engaged in a clash with the opposition supporters where one was killed.The leadership contest in the country has been rife with controversy among allegations of vote rigging. Raila Odinga, the opposition leader has already said that he will be sworn in as president next month. Earlier, he has boycotted the last month’s repeat election and did not recognize Kenyatta’s victory.As Kenya is a crucial trade route to the East African continent, the re-elected president now looks forward to unify country. He promises to act as the custodian of the dreams of all Kenyan. Uhuru Kenyatta according to an official report was officially re-elected with 98% of the votes.
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