A year ago, thousands of Kenyans gathered at Uhuru Park to witness the swearing-in of the people’s president Raila Odinga.

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The swearing-in ceremony was termed as a violation of the constitution, although the opposition maintained that it was in accordance with the law.

During that time the country was experiencing heightened political temperatures after the National Super Alliance (NASA) had refused to recognise Uhuru's victory.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati had declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the October 26, 2017 repeat presidential election.

Days after the swearing in, Miguna Miguna became the sacrificial lamb. He was reportedly tortured and forcefully exiled from the country.

A few days later, the people’s president was shaking hands with the same president he had refused to recognise at the footprints of Harambee house, leaving the country with mixed thoughts and reactions.

 Although the handshake calmed the tension that the country was experiencing at that time, the question remains as to whether the purpose of the swearing-in was achieved.

The opposition leader has been witnessed dining with people who his supporters thought were his enemies, hence the question, Did Raila Odinga betray the course of the swearing in, and the opposition at large?