Thousands at Kenya inauguration amid protests
Thousands gathered Tuesday 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.
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.