Odinga To Be Sworn In As Kenya ‘President’

Raila Odinga/ Twitter

Kenya’s opposition party, National Super Alliance (NASA), intends to swear in leader Raila Odinga as alternative president on Tuesday.

The move is understood to be aimed at putting pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta administration for talks.

Odinga strongly believes Kenyatta’s victory in last year’s election was not the will of the Kenyan people.

He challenged the result of the original August vote, winning an unprecedented annulment.

But he then boycotted the court-ordered re-run in October, handing victory to Kenyatta who won 98 percent of the vote but with a turnout of just 39 percent.

The planned ceremony is to be held at Nairobi’s central Uhuru Park.

If it goes ahead, it will put the opposition on a collision course with police and the government.

Attorney general Githu Muigai had warned in December that any “swearing-in” would be treasonous.

And many Odinga supporters fear he could be arrested, a move that would heighten tensions.

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