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Kenya Attorney-General: Parallel swearing in ceremony high treason

Kenya’s Attorney General Githu Muigai did not name anyone but opposition leader Raila Odinga said he would be inaugurated by a people’s assembly on 12 December.

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addressing supporters. Picture: @RailaOdinga/Twitter

NAIROBI - 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 12 December, 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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