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PHOTOS: Scenes in Nairobi and Nyanza as Raila is 'sworn in' as people's president

By Robert Abong'o | January 31st 2018

At a packed Uhuru Park, National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga was ‘sworn in’ as the People’s President.

The oath was administered by lawyer TJ Kajwang, who is also the Ruaraka Member of Parliament.

In an attempt to give the much-hyped ceremony a media blackout, the state switched off radio and TV stations which were broadcasting the event live.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula however, skipped the event and have told the media that they have scheduled a meeting in two days.

As Raila took oath of office as ‘People’s President’, NASA supporters in Nairobi and Kisumu county burst into celebrations. Here are some of the scenes in the two counties after Raila was ‘sworn in’. 

NASA supporters carry Kenya's emblem after uprooting it from Uhuru-Kenyatta avenue roundabout before the swearing-in [Photo by Jenipher Wachie/Standard]

Migori residents follow the inauguration ceremony of NASA leader Raila Odinga in a restaurant [Photo by Caleb Kingwara/Standard]

NASA lawyers from left Miguna Miguna, TJ Kajwang and James Orengo during the swearing-in ceremony [Photo by Boniface Okendo/ Standard]

NASA supporters mock military personnel during Raila Odinga's swearing-in at Uhuru Park ground yesterday [Photo by Willis Awandu/Standard]

Norman Odingo voices his support for NASA leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka in the streets of Kisumu [Photo by Denish Ochieng]

A police officer disperses demonstrators at Railways bus station [Photo by Willis Awandu/Standard]

He arrived at the swearing-in ceremony holding a bible [Photo by Maxwell Agwanda/Standard]

Traffic police officers take to their heels after regular police officers lobbed tear gas to disperse NASA supporters in the city [Photo by Pius Cheruiyot/Standard]

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