Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga, centre and his running mate, Kalonzo Musyoka, left, with their lawyer James Orengo, right, at the Kenya Supreme Court, in Nairobi, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Kenya’s Supreme Court has overturned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election dismissing backing a petition by veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga who claimed votes had been manipulated to deny him victory. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)

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Kenyan Attorney General says any attempt to swear in parallel president is treason

NAIROBI, December 7 – Kenya’s Attorney General Githu Muigai said on Thursday that any attempt to hold a parallel swearing in of a president would amount to treason.

Muigai did not name anyone but opposition leader Raila Odinga said last month, he would be inaugurated by a people’s assembly on December 12 – Kenya’s Independence Day.

“The criminal law of the Republic of Kenya stipulates that sort of process is high treason. It is high treason of the persons involved, and any other person facilitating that process,” he told a news conference.


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