Uhuru Kenyatta id Fourth President

Finally, Uhuru Kenyatta became Kenya’s fourth president after winning last month’s election despite a series of legal challenges to the result, all of which were eventually thrown out. At times struggling to be heard above the roars of the crowd, he swore to “do justice to all without fear, favour, affection or ill-will” before officially taking over from Mwai Kibaki, his predecessor. Britain’s High Commissioner, Christian Turner, was among dignitaries who attended the ceremony, despite Government protocol demanding Mr Kenyatta be kept at arm’s length. That is because the International Criminal Court has indicted him and William Ruto, his deputy president, for crimes against humanity over alleged links to Kenya’s post-election violence five years ago. Both men deny the charges, but are expected in The Hague for their separate trials, which start next month.

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