The government of Kenya has called a symbolic swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga a “well-choreographed attempt to subvert or overthrow” the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a statement , the interior ministry also said that it would keep three independent TV stations, which had planned to broadcast the event, off air pending investigation.
They said that broadcasting the event amounted to a “serious breach of security”
Also on Wednesday, local media reported that an opposition politician who had presided over the swearing-in had been arrested.
Odinga took an unofficial oath as the ‘people’s president’ on Tuesday.
The ceremony took place three months after he boycotted a presidential election rerun.