Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term Tuesday in what some hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, which Kenyatta said stretched the country “almost to the breaking point.” But violence continued, with at least one person killed as police fired rifles and tear gas to break up a large opposition gathering.

During and after Kenyatta’s inauguration, police elsewhere in the capital, Nairobi, tried to stop the opposition from holding peaceful demonstrations to mourn dozens killed by police and militia since the original election in August. A witness said one person was shot dead, and opposition leader Raila Odinga was shoved into his vehicle amid clouds of tear gas shortly after he called Kenyatta’s presidency illegitimate. (AP)

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Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

People fall as police fire tear gas to try control a crowd trying to force their way into a stadium to attend the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta waves from behind bulletproof glass as he arrives for his inauguration ceremony at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Supporters cheer in the stands as President Uhuru Kenyatta is sworn-in during his presidential inauguration at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Kenyan policemen walk through scattered newspapers and a mask of Kenya’s new president (Bottom L) following a stampede outside Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, after supporters of Kenya’s President tried to get into the venue to attend his inauguration ceremony on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, center, is sworn-in, accompanied by his wife Margaret, center-right, at his inauguration ceremony at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

People fall as police fire tear gas to try control a crowd trying to force their way into a stadium to attend the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

A member of guard of honor is seen ahead of the inauguration ceremony to swear in Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Policemen carry an injured man after police fired tear gas to try to control a crowd of people trying to force their way into a stadium to attend the inauguration of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Supporters of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta engage in rock-throwing clashes with police during his inauguration ceremony after trying to storm through gates to get in and being tear-gassed, at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

People carry an injured woman after police used tear gas to disperse crowd who tried to force their way into the stadium where President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta is about to arrive for his swearing-in ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta engage in rock-throwing clashes with police at his inauguration ceremony after trying to storm through gates to get in and being tear-gassed, at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

A police officer prods a supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

A man kneels down as he and others face off against police officers after they tried to force their way into the stadium where President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta is about to arrive for his swearing-in ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

An opposition supporter gestures at a barricade during clashes with police in the Jacaranda grounds quarter in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Brian Inganga/AP)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Kenyan opposition leader of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition Raila Odinga greets his supporters in Nairobi, Kenya Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) gather in Nairobi, Kenya Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Kenyan police walk past burning tires set on fire during clashes between supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) and police in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

An opposition supporter hurls a stone during clashes with police in the Jacaranda grounds quarter in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Brian Inganga/AP)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Police run during clashes with opposition supporters in the Jacaranda grounds quarter in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Brian Inganga/AP)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) gesture near a burning vehicle in Embakasi, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

A Kenyan soldier adjusts a flag ahead of the inauguration ceremony to swear in Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Policemen walk ahead of the inauguration ceremony to swear in Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)