Kenya’s president and opposition leader have promised to begin a process of reconciliation following last year’s bitterly contested election.
Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga called each other “brothers” during a surprise joint TV address.
Mr Odinga has sworn himself in as the “people’s president” and refused to recognise Mr Kenyatta as head of state.
The announcement came shortly before the arrival of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Kenya.
Speaking in Nairobi Mr Tillerson later praised the two men for taking “a very positive step”.
However, he also said that Kenya needed to “correct certain actions, like shutting down TV stations and threatening the independence of the courts”.