Former CJ Willy Mutunga opinion on Raila Odinga’s 2018 ‘swearing-in’
It’s a year on since the ‘swearing-in’ of Raila Odinga as the ‘Peoples President’ at Uhuru Park and his supporters took to twitter to commemorate the day.
Former CJ Willy Mutunga, while responding to a tweet on the commemoration of the day, said that what Raila did was a patriotic act. He says it was the best move for the growth of opposition in the country.
“The idea behind the swearing in was patriotic: to grow a strong opposition. Sadly, the idea lasted 38 days. We still yearn for authentic opposition,” he wrote on twitter.
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Unfortunately, after the ‘swearing-in’ ceremony, several of National Super Alliance (NASA) politicians faced arrests and/or having their passports confisticated to stop them from leaving the country.
However, on 09th March 2018, 38 days after the ‘swearing-in’ ceremony, Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta resolved to put aside all their differences and opted to work together, in a move that has famously been called the handshake