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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga postpones mock inauguration event

Raila Odinga greeting supporters
Raila Odinga greeting supporters

Kenya's opposition leader has postponed a mock ceremony to inaugurate him as president until a later date.

Raila Odinga and his colleagues said the decision had been reached after wide consultations but they "remain fully on course in pursuit of electoral justice".

The protest event had been set for December 12.

Kenya's government said the ceremony would amount to treason and the US urged the opposition to cancel it.

Mr Odinga brought a successful legal challenge against President Uhuru Kenyatta's August re-election but boycotted the repeat vote in October, saying there had not been enough electoral reforms.

Mr Odinga has said he does not recognise Mr Kenyatta as the country's legitimate president.



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