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    William Ruto due to be sworn in as Kenya president

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    William Ruto, Kenya’s newly elected president, will take the oath of office on Tuesday, becoming the country’s fifth leader since its independence in 1963.

    Mr. Ruto narrowly defeated the seasoned politician Raila Odinga in last month’s election, and the Supreme Court upheld the outcome.

    About 20 African heads of state are anticipated in Nairobi to witness the change.

    Uhuru Kenyatta, the outgoing president, who had supported Mr. Odinga, finally congratulated the victor on Monday.

    An economy in dire need of help and a nation that is bitterly divided are issues Mr. Ruto will need to address right away.

    Over 60,000 people are expected to attend the inauguration at Nairobi’s Kasarani Sports Centre.

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