Kenyatta Sworn In as Kenyan President
Becomes Africa's 2nd president facing ICC charges
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 9, 2013 3:33 AM CDT
Members of the Kenyan military parade as they practice ahead of the presidential inauguration which is due to take place on Tuesday, at the Kasarani stadium near Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 5, 2013.   (Ben Curtis)

(Newser) – Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenya's fourth president. The country's chief justice administered the oath of office to Kenyatta in a sports stadium packed with tens of thousands of Kenyans and about a dozen African leaders today. Kenyatta, 51, the son of Kenya's first president, becomes the second sitting African president to face charges at the International Criminal Court over allegations he helped orchestrate the vicious tribe-on-tribe violence that marred Kenya's 2007 presidential election.

Before the March 4 vote, the top US official for Africa warned of "consequences" if Kenyatta was voted into office. European countries offered similar warnings. But the US ambassador and European ambassadors were in attendance at today's ceremony, and analysts say they doubt the warnings of consequences will amount to very much.

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Apr 10, 2013 12:30 AM CDT
Oh yeah and this is the son of that piece of crap Jomo Kenyatta, the first President.
Apr 9, 2013 11:36 PM CDT
Their entire military is black, all their politicians are black, totally anti-immigrant racists. Another old white black racist. Even their damn Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is black, look it up. They also had slaves a long time ago, where's my damn reparations?
Apr 9, 2013 5:13 PM CDT
One corrupt leader after another these dopes in Africa put in office no wonder the continent is always behind the game. The mineral riches of that continent should have made them the biggest economies in the world yet they kill each other over tribal issues over and over again.