10 Apr 2013

Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya's president

9:57 am on 10 April 2013

The new president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been sworn in at a ceremony in Nairobi.

Mr Kenyatta was elected last month and at 51 is his country's youngest president.

Son of the country's founding father Jomo Kenyatta, the president is heir to one of the largest fortunes in Kenya.

He still faces charges at the International Criminal Court relating to post-election violence five years ago.

The BBC reports dignitaries and tens of thousands of people witnessed the inauguration at a stadium in the capital, Nairobi.

Presidential rival Raila Odinga did not attend the ceremony after his attempt to overturn Mr Kenyatta's victory in court failed.

In his inaugural address, Mr Kenyatta said he would govern for all Kenyans. The new government would abolish maternity fees in its first 100 days and children starting school next year would be given laptops, he added.