Raila Odinga disappoints his supporters by declining to take oath

Raila declines to be sworn in

The opposition chief made the move after he was accosted by a crowd of jubilant youth who handed him a Bible demanding that he take an oath during the burial of Professor Calistus Juma in Budalangi.

With cheers, NASA slogans and chants of “baba” renting the air the former premier graciously declined the offer, leaving the excited youth to wait till the day the event is held by the opposition.

"You have all seen them giving me a bible, but I have told them that will be another day. For now I want to assure all Kenyans that our journey to Canaan is on course whether they like it or not," Odinga said.

The drama ensued shortly after Cabinet Secretaries Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs) and Juddy Wakhungu (Environment) had finished reading President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech.

Busia County Woman Representative Florence Mutua who was also in attendance supported the move, stating that the County as more than ready to host the NASA event.

"We want you to be sworn in as soon as possible so that our country can progress and move on. We don't care where our statehouse will be, even if it will be at the garage we don't care as long as we have as president,” she said.

"We wish you could take the oath before you officially launch the Western people's assembly,” Mutua added.

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