Kenyan Opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as President of the People of Republic of Kenya in an event witnessed by massive crowd Tuesday.
Raila proceeded with taking oath despite earlier warnings from authorities. The event was mobbed by NASA brass and notable guests.
Holding a bible, Raila said: “I Raila Amolo Odinga, in full realisation of the high calling, assume the office of the People’s President of the Republic of Kenya,” he said in the brief and chaotic ceremony surrounded by a sea of people in Nairobi.
Odinga’s supporters waited for up to six hours in the blazing sun, before he arrived without his deputy Kalonzo Musyoka who had also been scheduled to be sworn in.
The crowd went wild as Odinga raised the Bible aloft upon taking the unofficial oath of office, its wording different to that sworn by Kenyatta in November.
“We have accomplished our promise to Kenyans,” said Odinga in a brief speech before departing, the packed venue emptying out in minutes.
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