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Kenyan opposition supporters not alarmed by looming violent clashes ahead of Raila's swearing in

Supporters allied to Kenya's opposition party NASA have vowed to turn up in large numbers at Uhuru Park tomorrow to witness the swearing-in of their leader Raila Odinga as the People’s President.

The followers from Nairobi's Kawangware area, an opposition stronghold, said they were yearning to 'usher in a new democracy' by having the Opposition chief inaugurated at the ceremony slated for 10a.m.

All indicators however point to possible violent confrontations between the supporters and police as the Nairobi County government has banned any activity at Uhuru Park on Tuesday.

However, speaking to Business Insider SSA, the opposition followers dismissed Nairobi County Commander Japheth Koome's directive against use of the park saying they were ready to have their leader sworn-in "at any cost."

"We are not alarmed by the possible confrontations with the police. Whether they confront us with tear gas cannisters or water cannons, we will still ensure that we've witnessed Raila Odinga being sworn in as the President of the People's Assembly," said Wanyonyi, a motorcycle rider.

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"Let the police boss not petrify us with his threats as we are ready to risk our lives all in the name of Baba (Raila Odinga)," added Onesmus, a shop attendant at Kawangware.

The opposition party has been mobilising supporters from different parts of the country to attend the event that is also planned to swear in former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka as Raila's deputy.

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