Raila Odinga Has Taken ‘Oath’As The President Of The Republic Of Kenya.
After days of anxiety and a postponement in December 12, 2017, Raila Odinga has taken ‘oath’ as the President of the Republic of Kenya.
Holding a green Bible to his right arm and sandwiched by his former aide Miguna Miguna and Siaya Senator James Orengo, Raila recited his ‘oath of office’ before thousands of his supporters at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.
“I Raila Amolo Odinga in full realisation of the high calling to assume the office of the people’s president of the Republic of Kenya, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the people and the Republic of Kenya; that I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of Kenya, as by law established, and all other laws of the Republic as adopted by the people of Kenya; that I will protect and uphold sovereignty, integrity and dignity of the people of Kenya. So help me God.” he carefully said.
However, his deputy Kalonzo Musyoka was conspicuously missing from the late 2pm ceremony.
“Kalonzo is still with us, he will be sworn in later due to reasons that you will be informed on a later day,” Raila explained.
The ‘swearing-in’ which the government has maintained is unconstitutional now leaves the supporters of the opposition outfit with questions of what follows next.
This is as earlier in an exclusive interview with KTN News Raila Odinga had intimated that their coalitions next course of action will be known after the swearing.
“The function is on. There is no doubt about that. Hold your horses. After the swearing in you will be told what will happen going forward,” he maintained.