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Kenya: Raila Odinga Vows to Take Oath on December 12

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Nasa leader Raila Odinga addresses his supporters on Mayanja Highway ahead of police stopped his march to Jacaranda grounds on November 28, 2017.

Nationwide Tremendous Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga now says, like President Uhuru Kenyatta, he’ll even be sworn in as “the folks’s president”.

He made the assertion on Tuesday moments sooner than police used teargas to stop him and his supporters from marching to Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi, Nairobi, for a prayer rally.

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Mr Odinga said he’s going to take oath of office on December 12 the use of Chapter 1 of the Constitution, which states that sovereign energy belongs to the people.

“I Am Not a coward, I will be sworn as president on Jamhuri Day, I Am the official president,” he told his supporters, who defied police operation to hearken to him, right through a stop-over on Mayanja Street.

The swearing-in, he mentioned, might be in response to the results of August Eight presidential election, which he claims he gained But was once rigged out through manipulation of figures.

“Server indicated that we had 8.8 million votes while Kenyatta had 7.1million votes,” he mentioned.

He reiterated his vow not to recognise President Kenyatta and his executive regardless of being sworn in on Tuesday.

“We went to the courts and so they said Kenyatta was no longer duly elected… They ordered IEBC to open servers But they refused as a result of they knew the entire secrets were there.”


The inauguration, Mr Odinga, will likely be like that of new Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and no longer Kizza Besigye of Uganda.

Mr Besigye, President Yoweri Museveni’s physician-and-pal-turned-foe, has develop into the symbol of police repression and brutality in Uganda.

“Our first resolution is that we don’t know Kenyatta as president,” Mr Odinga stated.

Clashes between Mr Odinga’s supporters started in the morning, with officers in anti-riot gear sealing off the venue as early as Eight.30am.

The opposition leaders mentioned they wanted to mourn and pray for their Fifty Four supporters they declare have been killed Through police in the aftermath of the October 26 repeat presidential election.

Nairobi County Police Commander Japhet Koome had warned the opposition against maintaining the meeting.

On Sunday, Mr Koome denied knowledge of the Nasa event and, a day later, vowed to not enable it, announcing the only main public event that would take place in Nairobi on Tuesday could be President Kenyatta’s swearing-in.


But Nasa co-essential Moses Wetang’ula on Monday pushed aside Mr Koome’s claims.

“We’re planning prayers for our supporters who had been shot lifeless right through protests. We Will also fundraise for the victims’ families in order that they can hang a befitting send-off for his or her loved ones,” Mr Wetang’ula mentioned.

The Jacaranda meeting used to be a fruits of a series of memorial services and products held in different parts of the united states of america.

Mr Odinga, who pulled out of the October 26 repeat presidential election, has vowed to not realize Mr Kenyatta’s presidency despite the Supreme Court Docket upholding the Jubilee leader’s 98 percent-of-votes-forged win.

All Nasa leaders became down President Kenyatta’s swearing-in invitation, with Mr Odinga terming it “a feast” as different Kenyans “mourn”.

“We Are mourning, and on the other aspect, Uhuru is getting ready a feast, a ceremony. All patriotic Kenyans might be at Jacaranda mourning our folks brutally killed By Means Of this regime,” said Mr Odinga.

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