Tension is rising throughout Kenya and different international locations in East Africa as defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga prepares his “inauguration”.
Authorities had warned that the transfer to swear-in Odinga is a treason that’s punishable by loss of life
Odinga’s safety particulars have withdrawn and his passports and that of his operating mate Mr. Kalonzo Musyoka revoked.
They will not be allowed to go away the nation.
Reports on social media, particularly that of TV Uganda, say that 4 Kenyan Television stations have been shut down for airing Raila Odinga’s intending swearing-in ceremony
— NTV UGANDA (@ntvuganda) January 30, 2018
A tweet by D I Okay E M B E mentioned that the swearing in of Raila Odinga was not about Raila Odinga.
“It is about sending a message to the world that for Kenya, it’s both #DemocracyOrChaos’’
NTV Kenya has been shut down by the Communications authority whereas airing proceedings at Uhuru Park the place the opposition Nasa swearing in is.
The three different stations have been additionally switched off are Citizen TV, Inooro TV and KTN.
In a press release by the chairman of the Kenya Editors Guild, Mr. Linus Kaikai, on Monday,, the editors took concern with the summoning of media managers from the primary media homes to State House, Nairobi final week the place alleged threats of shutting down media homes in the event that they cowl the NASA occasion have been issued.
But it seems the state has adopted by with its threats.
The safety equipment of Kalonzo Musyoka the vice chairman of NASA chief Raila Odinga has been withdrawn. This follows their swearing in plans slated for in the present day at Uhuru Park in Kenya
Hamza Mohamed tweeted “BREAKING: #Kenya has shut down Citizen and KTN TV stations in components of the nation over plans to cowl an opposition ceremony in Nairobi the place opposition chief Raila Odinga plans to swear himself in as president’’.
The Star, Kenya additionally tweeted that police teargas @RailaOdinga supporters for blocking Kenyatta Avenue
— The Star, Kenya (@TheStarKenya) January 30, 2018
Reuters additionally confirmed that Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse 1000’s of opposition supporters gathering in central Nairobi to rejoice the deliberate swearing-in of opposition chief Raila Odinga.
Odinga misplaced an Aug. eight presidential election that was nullified by the Supreme Court, and boycotted a repeat ballot on Oct. 25, saying it could not be free and truthful.