Kenya’s Raila Odinga Postpones December 12 swearing-in

The National Super Alliance has postponed the swearing – in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the “people’s president” to a later date.
Addressing journalists on Sunday at Okoa Kenya offices, Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi said the decision was arrived at following consultations with party officials.
The planned ceremony was to take place on December 12, when Kenya celebrates 54 years of independence.
“We are aware that this will be a disappointment to the people of Kenya who were eagerly waiting for this occasion.”Musalia said.
He was accompanied by Nasa co-principal Moses Wetangula.
Kenya’s Attorney-General Githu Muigai had earlier warned against plans to swear in the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader, Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’ on December 12.
Prof Muigai, the chief legal adviser to the government, on Thursday said swearing-in Raila Odinga would be an illegality attracting charges of treason.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on his own part has ruled out engaging Nasa leader Raila Odinga in electoral reforms dialogue, urging opposition leaders to stop politicking and spearhead development.
Speaking Saturday, the Head of State maintained that the election period is over and that it is time for the opposition leaders to support the Jubilee agenda.


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