Kenyans Angered with Raila’s Refusal to be sworn in as President

SUMMARY

  • Raila’s supporters from across the country were looking forward to his swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.
  • Many have expressed disappointment after Raila turned down the offer, citing international image protection and law abiding.
  • Some leaders joined in to express their feelings towards the move.

 

By Allan Tawai

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga evoked a lot of feelings when he rejected the calls to be sworn in as the president of Kenya.

Raila’s supporters from across the country had anticipated a swearing-in ceremony for him on Tuesday, November 28 after Siaya Senator James Orengo vowed that NASA would do so if Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president.

In a meeting on Saturday, November 25 in Machakos County, Raila said that being sworn in was against the law and that it would ruin his international image.

He assured supporters however that he did not recognize Uhuru Kenyatta as president. NASA leaders, led by Co-principal Musalia Mudavadi promised supporters that they will take legal measures to determine what is next. ​

NASA instead intends to hold a mass memorial for Kenyans who lost their lives allegedly to police brutality on November 17 and 21. The event will be on Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi.

Raila’s move was received both with reprimand as supporters accused Raila of betraying them.

Here are some strong emotions following the announcement.

Tell Baba all we need now is ammunition and open roof land cruisers to mount our machines ready for the battle

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