ODINGA INAGURATES HIMSELF AS KENYA PRESIDENT

Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has declared himself the “people’s president” at a controversial “swearing-in” ceremony in the capital.

Thousands of his supporters attended the event, despite a government warning that it amounted to treason.

The authorities shut down TV stations to prevent live coverage of the event.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term last November. He won an election re-run in October, but Mr Odinga boycotted it.

Elections were first held in August but the courts ordered a re-run, saying Mr Kenyatta’s victory was marred by irregularities.

Holding a Bible in his right hand at a park in Nairobi, Mr Odinga declared that he was answering to a “high[er] calling to assume the office of the people’s president of the Republic of Kenya”.

Source: Daily Trust

2 Comments

  1. What is Mr. Odinga’s motive? Is he a politician? Does he believe it is unfair for any man to have so much power and stay in office for more than one term? Does Mr. Odinga believe that Kenya’s people have been treated unfairly? These are the questions that come to mind even though I don’t know the whole story.

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