Security has been stepped up in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, ahead of the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term in office.
People in festive mood have been pouring into a stadium where more than 20 heads of state or senior ministers are expected to attend.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga mocked Mr Kenyatta’s “coronation”, saying he had not been elected legitimately.
He boycotted the re-run of the presidential poll last month.
Just under 39 percent of voters turned out on 26 October and Mr Kenyatta officially won with 98 percent of the vote.
The original election on 8 August had to be redone after being annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.
Among the foreign leaders expected to attend are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Rwandan President Paul Kagame.