Tuesday, January 30, 2018


A man wears a mask among fellow supporters as Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not pictured) takes a symbolic presidential oath of office in Nairobi, Kenya January 30, 2018. The event was purely ceremonial and does not bestow any formal authority on Odinga, but it did demonstrate that — months after the country’s contested election — a large number of Kenyans refuse to recognize the current government. Odinga’s supporters crowded the streets, effectively shutting down traffic in the center of one of Africa’s largest cities. They flooded into a central park even after the government threatened to disperse any demonstrations. There was no immediate response from Kenya’s government, but President Uhuru Kenyatta was expected to speak to the media later Tuesday. Photo by Baz Ratner—@reuters
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