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>> Outside, a different story. The schism between fans of Kenyatta and those who support his rival, Raila Odinga, has brought police onto the streets. Police even fired tear gas to control a crowd of Kenyatta's supporters who had tried to rush into the stadium.
But it's not only Kenyatta's fans who are out today. Police also fired tear gas in neighborhoods two hours before the rally was due to start, an apparent attempt to prevent opposition supporters from gathering. Kenya's opposition was planning on holding a prayer meeting to remember the 70 people killed in Kenya's extended election period.
But witnesses said the rally point was sealed off by police. Kenyatta's route to his second term has been a long one. The Supreme Court nullified an election in August over irregularities. Odinga boycotted the second election saying it would not be free and fair. Without his main rival to stand against, Kenyatta won the second election with 98% of the vote.
But the low 35% turn out meant that victory was still not decisive. That doesn't matter to the 60,000 jubilant Kenyatta supporters who have packed his inauguration. They want Odinga supporters to engage in talks with the government and move on. For Odinga supporters, such talk of unity is tantamount to surrender.
They accused the ruling Jubilee party of stealing the election, rampant corruption, directing abuse by security forces, and of neglecting vast waves of the country. Setting the stage for Kenyatta's inauguration to be a day when Kenya's political fractures further widen.