Hours after he was ‘sworn-in’ as ‘people’s president’, Nasa leader Raila Odinga took to Twitter to acknowledge those who have supported him.
“I wish to thank the people of Kenya for the mandate they have given us and for their steadfast confidence in us.
“You came from all corners of the republic to witness my inauguration and it was good to see you out in millions,” he posted on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
He added: “Most of all I thank the good Lord, my family and all those who have undertaken this journey with us.
“We have arrived in Canaan; thank you for staying the course with us. Asanteni sana.”
Mr Odinga held a mock inauguration Tuesday in front of thousands of supporters.
Authorities have repeatedly warned that such an inauguration was treasonous and that MrOdinga could face arrest.
However as the wording of the oath was different to that in the constitution, the consequences of Odinga’s act of political theatre were unclear.
“I Raila Amolo Odinga, in full realisation of the high calling, assume the office of the People’s President of the Republic of Kenya,” he said in the brief and chaotic ceremony, prompting the sea of people to erupt with joy.
Meanwhile as the current norm, Kenyans also took to social media to swear in. see pictorial