Raila Odinga’s camp yet to notify Judiciary of his planned swearing in ceremony

NASA intends to swear in Raila Odinga as president of Kenya two weeks after the Judiciary swore in President Uhuru for a second term
The Chief Registrar of the Judiciary is yet to receive official communication from the opposition regarding their inauguration
Raila Odinga and the opposition neither recognise President Uhuru’s legitimacy nor the October 26 repeat presidential election
Opposition leader Raila Odinga is scheduled to be sworn in as president of Kenya by the People’s Assembly on Tuesday, December 12.
However, the opposition National Super Alliance is yet to notify relevant authorities ahead of the ceremony that is set to attract thousands of NASA supporters to Nairobi county.
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According to a report by the Standard on Saturday, December 2, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne Amadi, said that she is yet to receive any communication from NASA on their swearing in.

“The Judiciary has not been notified on the inauguration ceremony planned by the opposition party,” said Amadi.

Previously, NASA vowed they will swear in Raila with the August 8 General Election results if President Uhuru was sworn in with the results from the disputed October 26 repeat presidential election.

The opposition claimed that Raila won on August 8 according to results from their parallel tallying center but was rigged out after Jubilee Party and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission colluded to steal his victory.

Raila’s anticipated inauguration comes on the backdrop of the opposition pushing for counties to adopt the People’s Assembly motion that does not recognise Uhuru’s legitimacy as president, and push for a constitutional or legitimacy to govern Kenya.

According to Article 141 of the Constitution, for a president elect will have to be sworn in the presence of the Chief Justice or the deputy, and in public.

The president-elect will also have to take the oath of affirmation of allegiance and the oath to execute the functions of the office of the president.

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Article 141 (4) states that Parliament shall by legislation provide for the procedure and ceremony for the swearing-in of a President-elect.

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