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Kenya inaugurates another crisis

17 Feb

All the trappings of official ceremony were observed.

On a stage in Uhuru Park in Nairobi, a man in a colonial-era wig administered the oath of office to Raila Odinga, who placed his hand on a Bible as he solemnly swore to truly and diligently serve the people and uphold the Constitution of the Republic.

“Today is a historic day for the people of Kenya,” said Odinga, as a crowd of more than 15 000 people cheered him on.

But there’s a catch: Odinga did not win the last election. The bewigged official was not the chief justice but a partisan MP. And no matter how loud his protestations, Odinga has no legal claim to the presidency.

https://mg.co.za/article/2018-02-02-kenya-inaugurates-another-crisis

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