Security Analyst commends Kenyatta's inaugural speech

| Updated Nov 28, 2017 at 3:34pm


The bible used by President Kenyatta is the bible that was used by Kenya's first President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, at Independence


A Governance and Security Expert, David Agbee has applauded Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for the reconciliatory tone of his speech at his inauguration.

He said Kenya has been sharply divided especially on tribal lines; therefore his first move must be to heal wounds and mend fences.

Speaking to Radio Ghana, Mr. Agbee said President Kenyatta must strive to adopt tactful leadership skills in winning over his opponents, stressing that his speech should not be mere rhetorics.

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition.

The ceremony took place in a packed stadium with police driving back other Kenyatta supporters trying to get in without seats.

Riot police were also deployed in another part of the city to stop a rally by opposition supporters.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga mocked Mr 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.