Kenya: Opposition leader Raila Odinga swears himself in as President


In what can be described as a stunt straight from the alley of a Hollywood Blockbuster, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has sworn himself in as the President of Kenya after losing the Presidential elections against incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mr Odinga contested the results of the elections at the Supreme Court where a re-run was ordered however he refused to contest in the presidential elections re-run allowing President Uhuru Kenyatta to win with a landslide victory.

Mr Odinga posted the following in his Facebook wall after his swearing-in;

“I wish to thank the people of Kenya for the mandate they have given us and for their steadfast confidence in us. You came from all corners of the republic to witness my inauguration and it was good to see you out in millions.

Most of all I thank the good Lord, my family and all those who have undertaken this journey with us. We have arrived in Canaan; thank you for staying the course with us. Asanteni sana.”

Political analysts and watchers are keenly observing the developments in Kenya.

We will bring you more on this developing story.