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Raila Odinga Explains Why He Won’t Be Available For William Ruto’s Swearing In Ceremony

Kenya’s Raila Odinga has revealed that he won’t be attending the swearing-in ceremony of his opponent William Ruto slated for later today.

With Kenya’s 5th elected president William Ruto set to take oath today to begin his first 5-year term, a number of different ahead of state and other dignitaries are all already in the country to witness the swearing-in ceremony of the ‘Hustler.’

Among those invited is Ruto’s fierce political opponent, Raila Odinga. However, the leader of the Azimio la Umoja coalition revealed that he won’t be attending this function.

According to Odinga, Ruto personally called him via a phone call. He then proceeded to send him an invitation letter for the event.

The veteran politician however regrettably said that he won’t be attending the function. This is because he is both out of the country and further disagrees with the outcomes of the election.

“I regret however that I will not be available for the inauguration because I’m out of the country and I also have other serious concerns. First I believe that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the body in charge of our election did not conduct a free amd fair election.

Secondly, I believe that the ruling of the Supreme Court was not based on the facts and the law even though we accepted it,” part of Raila Odinga’s statement on why he won’t be attending Ruto’s swearing-in ceremony read.

Furthermore, Odinga said that to him and his affiliates, the results of the election remain indeterminate.

Therefore once he jets back into the country, he and his party members will announce their next course of action. This is as they seek to deepen and strengthen the roots of their democracy.

According to Odinga, this can only be done by reforming and transforming the key institutions that are charged with protecting and transforming Kenya’s democracy.

Odinga nevertheless thanked all Kenyans who turned up in huge numbers last month to vote for him and his party. Ruto took to this tweet and commented “We love you JAKOM” followed by a heart emoji.

Meanwhile, Ruto was yesterday given a welcome and tour to Kenya’s State House by the outgoing President, Uhuru Kenyatta.

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