BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2017-The world’s attention is on Kenya as the east African nation is set to swear in the country’s incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto for a second term in office.
The swearing in is important as it comes after an extended electioneering period which has left the country divided.
The opposition boycotted the re-run of the presidential poll last month and says Mr Kenyatta was not elected legitimately.The position held by the opposition is that Uhuru is not legally elected into office and can therefore not make any decision when it comes to governing.
Mr Kenyatta was officially re-elected with 98% of the vote on 26 October but just under 39% of voters turned out.
Uhuru takes oath of office knowing very well that the task a head of uniting the country is huge.It awaits to be seen how he will unite the nation as he begins his five year term.
He will need to convince all 43 million Kenyans that he is their president even those who did not support him.