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Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn in as Kenya President

WI Web Staff | 4/9/2013, 9 p.m.
Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as the youngest-ever president of Kenya, with numerous heads of state and the Rev. ...
Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in on April 9./Courtesy Photo

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as the youngest-ever president of Kenya, with numerous heads of state and the Rev. Jesse Jackson having attended the April 9 inauguration in Nairobi that attracted a massive crowd.

Kenyatta was named his country's fourth president following a prolonged election dispute that ended up in the Kenyan Supreme Court.

Kenyatta, the 51-year-old son of Kenya's founding leader, won the election with 50.07 percent of the vote.

His chief rival, Raila Odinga, who challenged the outcome in court claiming it was flawed and marred by technical problems, garnered 43.31 percent of the vote.

However, after the court upheld Kenyatta's election, Odinga offered his congratulations.

"The court has now spoken," Odinga said. "I wish the president-elect and his team well."

(Source: CNN)