nairobi - The 56-year-old Uhuru Kenyatta was installed for the second time as president of East African Kenya on Tuesday. He took the oath in the crowded Kasarani Sport Stadium north of the capital Nairobi. The legality of his re-election is fiercely contested by his political arch rival, the opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Kenyatta is a son of the Kenyan 'Father of the Fatherland', Jomo Kenyatta (1897-1978). He belongs to the Kikuyu, the largest population group that accounts for about one-sixth of the nearly 50 million inhabitants.
Kenyatta won the presidential election in August, but the results were successfully challenged in court by Odinga. That is why the elections in October had to be over. Kenyatta then won big, as Odinga's support boycotted the ballot box.