How International Media Reported Raila's Swearing In

How International Media Reported Raila's Swearing In

Raila Odinga pulled a first and he managed to capture the imagination of the world by his decision to swear himself in as the president.
From China, India, Uganda, USA, England, Zimbabwe and many other countries, here's how the international media outlets covered this historic event.

Kenyan TV gagged for rival 'inauguration'

Kenyan authorities have shut down TV stations to prevent live coverage of a swearing-in ceremony by opposition leader Raila Odinga who lost last year's disputed presidential election. Several hundred supporters are gathering at a park in central Nairobi, where the event is being held.

Hundreds of Kenyan opposition supporters gather for

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Several hundred supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered on Tuesday morning at a park in downtown Nairobi, determined to "swear in as president" their leader who boycotted a re-run election last year.

Kenyans Name a 'People's President,' and TV Broadcasts Are Cut

He added that the government would release a statement "when the time is right." At the time their transmissions were interrupted, the private broadcasters Citizen TV, KTN and NTV were showing people sitting peacefully in Uhuru Park in Nairobi. The stations continued to stream footage online, albeit with some interruptions, showing a growing but peaceful crowd.

Kenya Opposition Leader Just Swore Himself In As 'People's President'

Kenyan opposition leader RailaOdinga swore himself in Tuesday as the so-called "people's president." The unofficial position marked by the mock inauguration is a protest of the official leader, President Uhuru Kenyatta. The government voided the initial election in August after Odinga and his followers argued the results were tampered with.

Kenya opposition leader swears himself in as 'president'

Thousands of opposition supporters gathered at Uhuru Park in central Nairobi, chanting slogans and waving tree branches at the symbolic "swearing-in" event, which was organized by Odinga's National Super Alliance (NASA). The event was largely peaceful, and the throngs of supporters quickly left the park after proceedings had concluded.

Kenya TV networks gagged ahead of Odinga 'inauguration'

Hundreds of supporters of Kenyan opposition leader have gathered in Nairobi ahead of a ceremony where Raila Odinga planned to swear himself in as president, three months after he boycotted presidential election re-run. Security in the Kenyan capital was tightened ahead of the self-declared "inauguration" with authorities shutting down independent TV stations.

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Kenya: Huge crowds at opposition leader's 'swearing in' ceremony | News | DW | 30.01.2018

Opposition leader Raila Odinga took an oath of office as what Kenya's opposition coalition has named the "president of the people." "I, Raila Omolo Odinga, do swear that I will protect the nation as people's president, so help me God," he said.

Kenyan TV broadcasts cut as opposition leader declares himself president

The Kenyan government cut transmission of the country's three largest private television stations yesterday as they prepared to show the mock presidential inauguration of the opposition leader. Raila Odinga defied the threat of hanging on Tuesday as he declared himself president of the divided country and took a parallel vote of office.

Kenyan Opposition leader declares himself 'President'

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted last year's disputed Presidential elections and accused his rival of electoral fraud, on Tuesday proclaimed himself the "people's President" at a non-sanctioned swearing-in ceremony. The event brought together tens of thousands of his supporters prompting the government to shut down TV broadcasts and issue warnings of high treason, the BBC reported.

Two elections in 2017 - and now two presidents as Kenya's opposition leader inaugurates himself

Tony Karumba | AFP | Getty Images The swearing-in boils down to Odinga attempting to assert his authority as a political leader, William Atwell, practice leader for Sub-Saharan Africa at emerging markets advisory firm Frontier Strategy Group, told CNBC via email.

Kenya's opposition leader Odinga sworn in as "people's president" - Xinhua |

NAIROBI, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's main opposition party, National Super Alliance (NASA), on Tuesday "swore in" its leader Raila Odinga as "People's President" amid jubilation from thousands of supporters who witnessed the ceremony at a public park in the capital of Nairobi.

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga sworn in as ''People's'' President

Raila whose plan to swear himself in as President had polarised the country, will now have most of the country watching for his next move, having promised the country that he would not be like Ugandan Opposition leader Kizza Besigye who '' swore himself in without a plan''.

Kenyan opposition leader Odinga takes symbolic presidential oath of of

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga took a symbolic presidential oath of office on the Bible in front of thousands of ecstatic supporters on Tuesday in a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta's rule.

Kenyan opposition leader Odinga sworn in as 'people's president'

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga held a mock inauguration Tuesday in front of thousands of supporters, as the government sparked outrage by shutting down key media broadcasters covering the event. Authorities have repeatedly warned that such an inauguration was treasonous and that Odinga could

Kenyan Opposition Leader Declares Himself President, Skirting Constitution

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga swore an oath of office declaring himself the so-called people's president in a mock ceremony that risked deepening the fraught political divisions in the East African nation. Odinga read the oath in the presence of Advocate Tom Kajwang, an opposition lawmaker, instead of being administered the pledge by the country's chief or deputy chief justice, as required by the constitution.

Broadcasters shut as thousands gather for Kenyan opposition "swearing in"

NAIROBI - Kenyan authorities shut down private television and radio stations on Tuesday as thousands of supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered in a Nairobi park where he was due to take the presidential oath in an act of protest.

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga 'sworn in' as TV stations taken off air

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has attempted to swear himself in as president during an alternative ceremony, prompting accusations of treason and sparking a ban on TV and radio. An estimated crowd of 15,000 gathered in a central Nairobi park on Tuesday to cheer Mr Odinga as he took a symbolic presidential oath.

Thousands of Kenyan opposition supporters gather to 'swear in' their candidate

Thousands of members of Kenya's opposition party gathered in downtown Nairobi on Tuesday to protest the results of last year's election, launching what they called a parallel government. The event was purely ceremonial and does not bestow any formal authority on opposition leader Raila Odinga, but it did demonstrate that months after the country's contested election, a large number of Kenyans refuse to recognize the current government.

Kenya: Opposition movement declared criminal group

Move comes hours after group's leader Raila Odinga holds mock presidential inauguration for himself Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga takes oath as he declares himself as the 'president of the people' during the oath-taking ceremony at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya on January 30, 2018.


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