William Ruto sworn in as new President

William Ruto has been sworn in as Kenya’s president. He won the August 9 election in East Africa’s most stable democracy over longtime opposition figure Raila Odinga.

The Supreme Court voted 7-0  in favor of  President William  Ruto. President Ruto had been the deputy to outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta but had a bitter split with Kenyatta that left the two not speaking for months.

Scores of people were crushed and injured as Kenyans on Tuesday forced their way into a stadium where William Ruto was being inaugurated as president. A medic said a fence at the Nairobi stadium fell down after people pushed it and about 60 were injured, though the number may rise. There were no reports of deaths. People tried to dodge baton-wielding security forces.

Ruto is taking power in a country heavily burdened by debt that will challenge his efforts to fulfill sweeping campaign promises made to Kenya’s people.

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