Kenya bocks TV coverage of Odinga “inauguration”

Jan 30, 2018, 6:22 AM EST
Opposition leader Raila Odinga lost to President Uhuru Kenyatta in a controversial vote three months ago.
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The Kenyan authorities have blocked TV coverage of a ceremony in Uhuru Park in Nairobi, where the country’s opposition plans to swear in Raila Odinga as the “president of the people,” three months after the leader lost to Uhuru Kenyatta in a controversial vote.

In a rare move, two privately owned television stations - NTV and Citizen TV – were forced to go off air to prevent live coverage of the gathering, notes the BBC.

Hundreds of Odinga’s supporters have poured in to attend the event to be held on Tuesday even as government lawyers call the “inauguration” an act of treason, writes The Guardian