NEW CABINET FOR KENYA !
Defiant Kibaki's cabinet sworn in.
The referendum result was seen as a protest vote against the president.
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki's cabinet has been sworn in despite many nominees refusing to take up their posts. Three prospective ministers and 13 deputies, including two key allies, refused to accept positions. Mr Kibaki dismissed his entire team two weeks ago after he lost a referendum on a new constitution - a vote seen as a protest against him. Those snubbing Mr Kibaki say he is failing to consult coalition partners and ignoring the people's wishes.
The swearing-in at State House was broadcast live on Kenyan television.
You are my chosen team and we must not cower or hesitate said President Mwai Kibaki.
"In (naming) the cabinet, I was guided by the fact that the government must not only be broad-based and drawn from all corners of the country, but that it must also be cohesive and united enough to deliver on promises made to Kenyans," Mr Kibaki said.
The new cabinet Mr Kibaki announced on Wednesday evening was said to be made up mostly of old friends and colleagues. He rejected all the leading politicians who stood against him and backed the successful "no" campaign in the referendum.
The BBC's Karen Allen in Nairobi says Mr Kibaki is fighting to survive his country's biggest political crisis.