US tells Raila to cancel swearing-in event 


The United States has asked opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off the planned swearing in ceremony on Tuesday next week.

Donald Trump’s administration said that acting assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto arrived in the country on December 4th. During the time, the diplomat will hold discussions with the two warring sides in a bid to arrive at a compromise.

The opposition chiefs reportedly told Yamamoto’s team that though Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as the president, his authority is still not recognized in several parts of the country, and that is why they are seeking justice.

“Uhuru may have been sworn in, but most parts of the country do not recognize his authority. It is against this backdrop that we are seeking justice,” a source revealed as quoted by Daily Nation. 

On Monday, December 4, NASA reiterated its plan to swear in Raila following arrest of its top strategist David Ndii, who was released on a Ksh 10,000 bond. It remains to be seen if the coalition will soldier on with its plan.