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By Victor Trammell Kenya swore in its new president Tuesday before a large crowd, which included numerous heads of state from around the world and American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson. Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured)  became the nation’s fourth president after a long election legitimacy struggle that ended up in the Kenyan Supreme Court. Kenyatta is the youngest person to be sworn in as Kenya’s president. Tens of thousands of people gathered in a stadium in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi Tuesday to watch Kenyatta’s inauguration. Kenyatta, 51, is the son of Kenya’s founding father. He won the election with 50.07% of the vote. The  upholding of Kenyatta’s victory raises the prospect of complicated diplomatic ties with the West. The International Criminal Court has indicted him for allegedly funding a local militia that conducted reprisal attacks in the last election in 2007. His running mate, William Ruto, also faces ICC charges at The Hague, in the Netherlands. Both have denied the charges and have said they will cooperate with the court to clear their names. (CNN) Kenya is East Africa’s biggest economy and a crucial trade route into the rest of the continent. It provides an important buffer of stability in a region that includes the fledgling Somali government and the politically tense Sudan and South Sudan. Kenya is also a major U.S. ally in the war against Islamist militants in the region and has remained relatively peaceful amid civil wars in neighboring nations. (CNN)    

Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn In As Kenya’s President After Controversial Election

imagesBy Victor Trammell

Kenya swore in its new president Tuesday before a large crowd, which included numerous heads of state from around the world and American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.

Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured)  became the nation’s fourth president after a long election legitimacy struggle that ended up in the Kenyan Supreme Court. Kenyatta is the youngest person to be sworn in as Kenya’s president.

Tens of thousands of people gathered in a stadium in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi Tuesday to watch Kenyatta’s inauguration. Kenyatta, 51, is the son of Kenya’s founding father. He won the election with 50.07% of the vote.

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