Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga ‘inaugurates’ himself as president

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Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga 'inaugurates' himself as president

Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has declared himself the “people’s president” at a controversial “swearing-in” ceremony in the capital.

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Thousands of his supporters attended the event, despite a government warning that it amounted to treason.

The authorities shut down TV stations to prevent live coverage of the event.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term last November. He won an election re-run in October, but Mr Odinga boycotted it.

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Elections were first held in August but the courts ordered a re-run, saying Mr Kenyatta’s victory was marred by irregularities….

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