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Why some Kenyans are disappointed after Raila’s oath plan pushed

A section of Kenyans online are a disappointed lot after the opposition coalition postponed the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga that was scheduled for Tuesday.

Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi announced the indefinite postponement of the ceremony on Sunday during a press briefing  at the Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi.

The coalition said it consulted at the national and international level before it made the decision to postpone the swearing-in ceremony.

“Following extensive internal consultations and engagement with a wide range of national and international interlocutors, the Nasa leadership wishes to advise the Nasa fraternity and the general public that the swearing in of Rt Hon Raila Amolo Odinga and His Excellency Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka as President and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, and the launch of The People’s Assembly, scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, have been postponed to a later date,” said Mr Mudavadi.

He was accompanied with co-principal Moses Wetang’ula, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and the committee that was organising the swearing-in ceremony.


Online, Kenyans were accused the opposition of taking its supporters for a ride.

Sen Ledama ole Kina‏ however had some wise words for netizens; “KOT are bitter. They want Raila to be sworn in. But I have this for you. When you are surrounded by Lions pretend that you are dead. Akili kichwani !! @amugira.”

@BelAkinyii added; “If you were resisting because of Raila then you were never genuine. Raila will go, Kenya’s problems will remain. What am saying is this thing is nolonger about Raila. Be disappointed at yourself if you’ve already given up the fight.”

@myuyiraph retorted; “I can’t believe this, Raila has remained to be a falure. He has utilized all options upto Z. Let him support Mudavadi 2022 or Kalonzo. I just hate him.”

@BKhaniri wrote; “Raila said he will be sworn in on the 12th of December. He never gave us the year. Raila is always right✔”

@Jack_Tone69 tweeted; “With the current trend, I won’t be surprise if #Raila declares again to be sworn in on the closest public holiday….#ChristmasDay ?”

@victorgero11 wrote; “Raila should stop playing mind games with Kenyans, he’s a modern day coward democrat of this nation. He should leave Kenyans live in peace.”

@Kisumu_lastborn commented; “#This wasn’t just both Raila taking an oath somewhere..this was About we the people, who have been running on the streets, innocently killed n still was prepared to go all the way but to Catch cold feet last minute #Awuoro.”

@_CaasISaac_ wrote; “There was nothing like swearing in Raila for president and it will never happen. I really pity NASA supporters for they only see an inch like house flies. They trust Raila only with their emotions and not with their heads and hearts. They are truly unable to see the big picture”


@RazAthman retorted; “Further divisions among Kenya opposition supporters… Why postpone swearing-in of people’s President Raila? Maybe NASA should bow down and let Kenyatta lead.”

@dominic_onkendi lamented; “Raila has proven himself to be a coward and it’s high time for him to let the country move on. The electioneering period is over its now time to embark on nation building.”

@NgataLauryne wrote; “Hon Raila u can’t just leave this nation in the hands of so pained by that #PostponedNotCancelled.”

@rooney_njoga added; “Raila Odinga, We will swear you in by force, acha kutubeba ufala… Mind games jaribu kwingine… 12/12 stands unless you commit suicide, #Senji @RailaOdinga @MigunaMiguna.”

@ItsMutai tweeted; “Raila Odinga himself had said he doesn’t want to swear himself in as President of the Republic of Kenya. But his supporters wanted exactly that. As usual he was drawn into the euphoria without proper planning and thinking. See now the consequences. But critic & you will see fire.”

@Mr_vitoh lamented; “Since August we’ve been faithful and hopefully that things might change, what’s the point of toying with our feelings. Strategy is the key. Baba has the best soldiers but I believe he is a coward.”

@hamidnoor added; “Nasa has lost respect for its followers and its time supporters mind their business…how often can you lie to your loyal fans? From Tallying Centre to poll agents to swearing in? Nasa Shall rest in peace….it’s time we demand respect.”

@BenjiNdolo wrote; “Raila commands crowds that would make any world leader cower in shame. However.., However… !”