Gov’t ordered to block Raila’s swearing-in ceremony

Raila's swearing-in ceremony faces major setback

Former Tiaty Member of Parliament (MP) Asman Kamama asked the Government to bar the unlawful ceremony noting that such a move should be met with the full force of law.

Mr. Kamama emphasized that the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election was final.

"Ensure no parallel swearing-in ceremony is held anywhere. The Supreme Court's decision is final.

"It is criminal for a civilian to endorse a fellow civilian to become president. This is a big joke. Chief Justice David Maraga shall swear-in the president-elect. So, anything done in the bush or at somebody's home is unconstitutional and illegal,” he was quoted by the Standard.

At the same time, former Nairobi Gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna rubbished Kenyatta’s swearing-in ceremony noting that it meant nothing.

Miguna, who was Odinga’s former aide, firmly stated that National Resistance Movement (NRM) by the Opposition was still on course and Kenyatta's inauguration will not deter them.

“Being sworn in is not a big deal. It doesn't vest LEGITIMACY on despotic imposters like Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. Robert Mugabe, Idi Amin Dada, Mobutu Sese Seko, Jean-Bedel Bokassa and Adolf Hitler had all been sworn-in. #NRM is not backing down! #Resist #RailaReturns,” his social media post reads.

Mr. Kenyatta is expected to be sworn to office on November 28, 2017 after the Supreme Court dismissed petitions challenging his re-election stating that they lacked merit.

However, NASA leaders have vowed to swear-in the former Prime Minister in a parallel inauguration ceremony.

The Opposition has more than once described Kenyatta's presidency as illegitimate highlighting that it does not recognise him as the Head of State.


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