Kenyan authorities shut down TV stations to prevent live coverage of a swearing-in event by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted last year’s disputed presidential election.

He declared himself the “people’s president” in front of thousands of his supporters in the capital, Nairobi.

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The result of the August general election was annulled following allegations of irregularities.

Uhuru Kenyatta won a re-run in October, but Mr Odinga did not take part.

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President Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term last November.

He warned the media not to cover Tuesday’s event and the attorney general said holding such a ceremony amounted to treason.

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