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Raila: I’ll be sworn in on Jamhuri Day

By COLLINS OMULO November 28th, 2017 1 min read

Nasa leader on Tuesday dropped a bombshell telling his supporters that he will be sworn in by the people on Jamhuri Day.

Mr Odinga told a crowd at Jacaranda grounds that he will be sworn in using the first chapter of the constitution on peoples sovereignty.

“It will be on December 12 and every detail of the process will be communicated,” he said.

Mr Odinga spoke minutes after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were sworn in at Kasarani Stadium.

Mr Odinga’s address was cut short when police lobbed teargas scuttling the meeting.


“I am not a coward, I will be sworn as president on Jamhuri Day, I am the legitimate president,” he told his supporters, who defied police operation to listen to him, during a stop-over on Mayanja Road.

The swearing-in, he said, will be based on the results of August 8 presidential election, which he claims he won but was rigged out through manipulation of figures.

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

He reiterated his vow not to recognise President Kenyatta and his government despite being sworn in on Tuesday.

“We went to the courts and they said Kenyatta was not duly elected… They ordered IEBC to open servers but they refused because they knew all the secrets were there.”

The inauguration, Mr Odinga, will be like that of new Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and not Kizza Besigye of Uganda.