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KENYA: Police Fire Teargas To Control Crowd Gathering For Inaugration

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Kenyan security forces fired teargas to control crowds trying to force their way into a stadium for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration on Tuesday.

Riot police also sealed off an area where the opposition planned to hold a rival rally.

Kenyatta won a second five-year term on October 26th in a repeat presidential election boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who said it would not be free and fair.

The Supreme Court nullified the first presidential election, in August, over irregularities. The extended election season has divided Kenya, a Western ally in a volatile region, and blunted growth in East Africa’s richest economy.

Supporters of Kenyatta, who won with 98 percent of the vote after Odinga’s boycott, are urging the opposition to engage in talks and move on.

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