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Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday was sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya, after a bruising election process that has left the nation deeply divided.

Kenyatta, 56, took two oaths of office as his second five-year term was sealed by the signature of Chief Justice David Maraga. An election victory in August was overturned by the Supreme Court, forcing him to face a re-run that was boycotted by the opposition.

Thousands gathered in Kenya’s largest stadium for the swearing in of President Uhuru Kenyatta after a months-long election controversy.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in stadium in military truck with protective glass shield and then greets cheering crowd from open podium.

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The ceremony began amid heavy security in parts of the capital, Nairobi, following a call by the opposition for peaceful demonstrations in memory of dozens killed by police and militia while protesting Kenyatta’s re-election.

Police used tear gas to push back Kenyatta supporters to prevent them from entering the 60,000-capacity Kasarani Stadium, even though four stands behind the VIP area were kept empty.

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