Kenya

Kenya president sworn in for second term after months-long election turmoil

Kenya president sworn in for second term after months-long election turmoil

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term Tuesday in what some hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, which Kenyatta said stretched the country "almost to the breaking point." But violence continued, with at least three people killed as police fired rifles and tear gas to break up a large opposition gathering.

During and after Kenyatta's inauguration, police elsewhere in the capital, Nairobi, tried to stop the opposition from holding peaceful demonstrations to mourn dozens killed by police and militia since the original August election. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who was shoved into his vehicle amid clouds of tear gas shortly...

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