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
ODINGA SAYS PROCESS CORONATION
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.