Uhuru Kenyatta

Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 19, 2013. Uhuru Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Mr Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.

Traditional drummers perform at the inauguration of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta

Traditional drummers perform at the inauguration of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kasarani, near Nairobi in Kenya Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Ben Curtis/AP

Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as Kenya’s fourth president on Tuesday, becoming the second sitting president in the world to be indicted for crimes against humanity and creating a challenge for western governments keen to sustain links with a strategic east African ally.