Raila Odinga ‘to be Sworn in’ on December 12
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rival Raila Odinga has announced he will take oath as Kenya’s ‘president’ next month.
Raila Odinga, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader, made the announcement on the day Kenyatta was inaugurated as president.
Regional leaders graced Kenyatta’s inauguration. The leaders listened to Kenyatta’s inauguration speech and also gave messages of friendship.
Odinga spoke at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi, Nairobi, minutes before police dispersed his prayer rally.
“I am not a coward, I will be sworn as president on Jamhuri Day [December 12], I am the legitimate president,” Odinga told his supporters.
RAILA ODINGA ‘THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT’
Odinga says he will take oath based on two grounds: the constitution and August 08 poll results.
He says article one of the constitution gives power to the people.
The other basis is that the servers reportedly showed he was winner of August poll.
“Server indicated that we had 8.8 million votes while Kenyatta had 7.1million votes,” he claimed.
“We went to the courts and they said Kenyatta was not duly elected… They ordered IEBC to open servers but they refused because they knew all the secrets were there.”
ODINGA: UHURU NOT PRESIDENT
Odinga said the first step was not to recognise Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s legitimate president.
“Our first resolution is that we don’t recognise Kenyatta as president,” he said.
It remains unclear how Odinga will execute his inauguration without the backing of the security forces.
On Tuesday, his memorial service for Nasa’s 54 supporters whom they claim were killed by police in post-October 26 clashes was dispersed by police.