Raila ‘sworn in’ as Kalonzo misses
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has finally been sworn-in as the people’s president after December, 12, 2017 postponement.
Rail took the ‘oath of office’ which brings possible treason charges to the fore, including death punishment which he said its the price he is willing to pay.
On his white outfit and a black hat, Raila swore by a green Bible administered by Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang and former Nairobi governor candidate Miguna Miguna after which he signed the documents.
“I, Raila Amollo Odinga, in full realization of the calling to assume the office of the peoples president of the republic of Kenya, do swear that I will protect the nation as the people’s president.. that I will be faithful and bear the true allegiance of the people of republic of Kenya; that i will preserve,protect and defend the constitution of Kenya, as by law established, and all other laws of the republic as adopted by the people of Kenya; that i will protect and uphold sovereignty, integrity and dignity of the people of Kenya…. so help me God,” he declared at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
Raila was to be sworn-in alongside Kalonzo Musyoka, but the Wiper leader missed the late afternoon ceremony. He said Kalonzo will take the oath later.
“Kalonzo is not here because of the events that took place but he is still with us. He will be sworn in later”, said Raila.
Sources close to the Wiper chief said he was at Serena hotel but did not reveal what his business there was. The two other NASA co-principals – ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya also missed the ceremony.
The ‘swearing in’ now leaves NASA supporters with questions of what follows next since the government has maintained that the exercise is unconstitutional.
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Thousands of supporters who went to the venue from as early as 6am cheered, danced and blew whistles during the proceedings.
Opposition leader thanked the people of Kenya for turning up in big numbers adding that that was the first step in doing away with election autocracy in our country