President Uhuru Kenyatta warned last Friday that any media broadcast outlet that covered Odinga's mock inauguration would be taken off air and their licences suspended.
The government of Kenya had already declared the opposition "National Resistance Movement" a criminal group after it staged the inauguration ceremony swearing in its leader Odinga as president.
The US government has declared its support for Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him. Police and protesters clashed in the Nairobi slum of Kibera after Miguna Miguna was taken from his home violently. Mr. Odinga challenged the vote, and to general surprise the seven-judge Supreme Court agreed and ordered another election within 60 days.
The U.S. urged the government and all Kenyans to respect freedom of expression and implement court orders calling for the restoration of television broadcasts.
In a statement, the USA said it does not recognize and rejects "actions that undermine Kenya's Constitution and the rule of law".
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Claiming the poll would not be fair, Odinga boycotted the second vote and Kenyatta won with 98 percent. "They gave him back his documents, released him and told him never to set his foot there again."When Omtatah went to the authority himself he described how men who appeared to be police officers "said they had orders not to let me or anyone associated with the court in the building."A Kenyan government spokesperson declined to comment when asked about Omtatah's claims".
It follows the arrest on Wednesday of an opposition lawmaker who administered Odinga's "oath". T.J. Kajwang was released on bail.
On Wednesday, the Kenyan government had said the TV stations would stay off air indefinitely.
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On Thursday Justice Chacha Mwita directed Interior CS Fred Matiang'i, his ICT counterpart, Joe Mucheru, and the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) to immediately restore the signals for the media outlets until a case filed by activist Okiya Omtatah is heard and determined.