Thousands of people thronged Kasarani Stadium to witness President Uhuru Kenyatta being sworn in for his second and final term.
Also present was his former running mate and now deputy (again) William Ruto at the 60,000-seater stadium which was filled to capacity as early 10am before the two leaders took the oath of allegiance, and the oath of due execution of office, and signing them.
The oaths were administered by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi before Chief Justice David Maraga.
The President put pen to paper and signed the oaths before the CJ countersigned and thereafter handing them to the Head of State, with the deputy going through the same process.
The ceremony however lacked the pleasantries of handover of the instruments of power and the Constitution, which happens when a new president is taking charge. Uhuru did it in 2013 when power was passed from his predecessor Mwai Kibaki.
The Head of State was honoured with a 21-gun salute by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) who welcomed their commander-in-chief.
After taking the oath of office, President Kenyatta gave his inaugural second term speech which touched on economic transformation plan ahead of an apparent uphill task to heal a nation deeply divided following a dispute poll.
Security was heightened in and around the sports stadium for the historic event.