by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/31/18, 10:31 am
The Kenyan government on Wednesday cracked down on opposition officials after opposition leader Raila Odinga staged a mock presidential inauguration. Tens of thousands of his supporters gathered in a Nairobi park Tuesday to witness Odinga’s “swearing-in” as “the people’s president.” Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta officially began his second term in November, but opponents have rejected his presidency on grounds of election abuses. The Kenyan government cut live transmission of the ceremony by the country’s top three television stations and threatened to revoke their licenses.