Raila Odinga ‘Sworn In’ As The People’s ‘President’

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Credit: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

By: Evelyne Musambi

Original Source: Nairobi News 

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has been sworn in as the people’s ‘president’.

The leader arrived at Uhuru Park at around 2:30pm amid cheers from thousands of his supporters who had camped there for hours.

The national anthem was played and both Siaya Senator James Orengo and Mombasa governor Hassan Joho addressed the crowd shortly before Mr Odinga was sworn in.

His oath was administered by lawyers Miguna Miguna and TJ Kajwang as his supporters cheered him on.

However, his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, who was to be sworn in as the deputy president, was not present at the venue.

MISSING CO-PRINCIPALS

Also not present at the venue were the other Nasa co-principals, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula.

“Kalonzo Musyoka is not here with us. But he is together with us in this. He will be sworn in later. You will here more from us,” Odinga told his supporters.

Mr Odinga said he would circulate his speech to the media and an announcement of what next would be made in due course.

The short ceremony then ended at 2:50 pm with Odinga’s last words being, “Mungu aibariki Kenya” (God bless Kenya).

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