Kenyatta to be sworn in on 28 November

Supreme court upholds result of Kenyan presidential re-election.

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta of the multi-party Jubilee Alliance will be sworn-in for a second term at Nairobi's Safaricom Kasarani Stadium on 28 November after the supreme court upheld his re-election in the 26 October poll.
The court dismissed two petitions challenging the election result, which Kenyatta won with 98 per cent of the vote but which was boycotted by the main opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA).
The court did not detail its reasons for upholding the election result but said it would issue a full judgment within 21 days.
The political climate in Kenya remains tense since the presidential re-election with sporadic clashes occurring in opposition strongholds. Several people were killed in Nairobi on 19 November as police tried to break up a convoy of NASA supporters.
The presidential re-run followed the contentious 8 August election which saw Kenyatta declared the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes. However the result was annulled subsequently by the supreme court due to widespread electoral irregularities.

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