Opposition leader, Raila Odinga has taken an oath of office as the “President of the People’s Republic of Kenya.”
He swore himself in at the Uhuru Park, Nairobi, on Tuesday.
Odinga’s supposed Deputy Kalonzo Musyoka was not at the “swearing-in” ceremony.
Odinga said Kalonzo will be sworn in later.
Odinga, 72, the veteran leader of the National Super Alliance (NASA), who claims he has had three elections stolen from him, has refused to accept President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election, which came after a deeply divisive 2017 polls season in which rights activists say at least 92 people were killed.
First was an election on August 8, won by Kenyatta, which was annulled in a historic decision by the Supreme Court, which ordered a re-run on October 26.
Claiming the poll would not be fair, Odinga boycotted the second vote and Kenyatta won with 98 percent.
Odinga postponed a previous effort to swear himself in last month, but his party insisted that today’s event will take place.
The Kenyan government ordered a shut down of all media platforms airing the event. Some Kenyan news websites are also shut down.
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