Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday changed his status on Twitter to ‘President of Republic of Kenya’ just a few minutes after he was sworn-in as the people’s president at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.
“This is the official account of The Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, President of the Republic of Kenya,” Odinga wrote as his new status.
Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president Tuesday in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him.
“I Raila Amolo Odinga, in full realisation of the high calling, assume the office of the People’s President of the Republic of Kenya.”
“We have accomplished our promise to Kenyans,” said Odinga before quickly departing, the packed venue emptying out in minutes.
Authorities have repeatedly warned that such an inauguration was treasonous and that Odinga could face arrest.