Kenya’s riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and teargassed people trying to approach it as President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for the second five-year term on Tuesday.
Kenyatta won the second term on October 26 in a repeat presidential election boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who said it would not be free and fair. The Supreme Court nullified the first presidential election in August over irregularities.
The opposition planned to hold a prayer meeting in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday, saying it wanted to commemorate the lives of Odinga’s supporters killed during confrontations with the security forces over the election period.
source: press tv