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Nation

Kenya celebrates new president

NAIROBI — Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding president, ascended to the country’s top office Tuesday during a jubilant celebration that began a new era in Kenyan politics, one that forces the United States and Europe into a diplomatic balancing act.

Amid the dancing and cheering of a sea of red-clad supporters, Kenyatta, his deputy, and Uganda’s president made known their displeasure at US and European efforts to steer Kenyan voters to another candidate, the outgoing prime minister, Raila Odinga.

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