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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were sworn-in for their second term in office at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Tuesday even as Opposition leaders under the NASA umbrella continued to resist his legitimacy as president.

The two, regarded as the most charismatic politicians of their time by some took their oaths flanked by their couples, Margaret Kenyatta and Rachel Ruto respectively.

President Kenyatta gave his maiden speech majorly touching on strengthening the ties that bind Kenyans together at every level of the society.

“It is time for us to learn that it is fine for us to agree to disagree, while still strengthening our bonds of unity and nationhood,” President Kenyatta said.

He said he had begun reaching out to all leaders, across the political divide, restating his commitment and expressing his willingness to work with them to achieve the noble objective of nationhood.

On his part, Deputy President William Ruto reiterated the need for Kenyans to embrace peace and work together to develop the country.

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“All of us, as the people of Kenya, must stand together to say no to hate, to resist ethnicity, to refuse division and to reject violence. What is important, going forward, is the transformation of our country and the development of our nation,” the DP said.

Kenyans took to social media commenting on Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration in varied ways.

Some displayed their celebratory mood as others rubbished the event claiming that it was an endorsement of an illegitimate regime. A section of the KOT family attempted to question promises made by President Kenyatta in his speech. Likewise, others protested police brutality that has reigned throughout the electioneering period.

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On the material day of Kenyatta’s inauguration, two persons were reportedly killed as police engaged supporters of the Opposition leader Raila Odinga in Eastlands. One of those killed is a 7 year old minor who was shot by a police officer while playing at their home balcony in Pipeline, Nairobi.

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Here are sample tweets on how Kenyans gave their measure on this subject;

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