Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta flanked by his Deputy William Ruto addresses the nation at State House in Nairobi, Kenya September 1, 2017. Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
NAIROBI - 10 December 2017: Kenya's president is ruling out dialogue with the opposition leader who boycotted the recent election and plans a mock "inauguration" next week, ABC News reported Saturday.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said the time for politics is over and the country should focus on development until the next election in 2022.
The government says Raila Odinga's planned "swearing-in" on Tuesday would amount to treason.
Odinga brought a successful legal challenge against Kenyatta's August re-election but boycotted the repeat vote in October, saying there had not been enough electoral reforms to guarantee a credible vote.
Odinga said he doesn't recognize Kenyatta's legitimacy, but he has said he is open to talks to defuse the current tensions if there is a specific agenda.