United States says 'NO' to Raila swearing

Elias Hubbard
December 7, 2017

When asked by the United States to shelve his "inauguration" plans, Raila rejected the appeals vowing to be sworn in as President by a People's Assembly on Tuesday, December 12.

A police official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, confirmed Ndii is being questioned by detectives.

Kenyatta won with 98 percent the votes and was inaugurated last week.

The US, Mr Odinga said, should not talk about violation of the constitution as far as his swearing-in is concerned yet Washington DC has been "loudly silent" on killing of innocent protesters by police since August.

Tuesday will be Jamhuri Day, the day Kenyans celebrate when the country became a republic and will be the first one in President Kenyatta's second and final term.

The leader of the opposition coalition party, the National Super Alliance (Nasa), vowed that he and his followers would never recognise either the president or his government and stated that he would begin a campaign of civil disobedience.

According to a report by the Star, Raila was adamant and rejected any suggestion of a unity government.

Kenya's opposition Nasa will in the next two days give an update of its programme of action leading up to the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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