Security heightened in Nairobi as president Kenyatta is set to be sworn in

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2017-Security has been beefed up in Nairobi and its environs  ahead of the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term in office.

Several heads of states have already arrived  with others  still arriving.More than 20 heads of state or senior ministers are attending the ceremony.

Anti-Riot police have been  deployed  to other areas  in the city  with key roads having been closed to facilitate smooth  flow of traffic.

Around the Kasarani stadium  security remained tight  with foreign dignitaries  who had arrived  just before the start of the event  took up their seats in a calm, good-humoured atmosphere.

Spectators were treated to musical performances and a military parade


Opposition leader Raila Odinga has termed the exercise as  president  Kenyatta’s “coronation”.

He boycotted the re-run of the presidential poll last month and says Mr Kenyatta was not elected legitimately.

Mr Kenyatta was officially re-elected with 98% of the vote on 26 October but just under 39% of voters turned out.

The original election on 8 August was held over again after being annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.

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