Swearing in unofficial president is 'treason', Kenya attorney general says

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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 extended campaigns eventually led to President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. Treason charges attract the death sentence in Kenya. "Parliament has not delegated any such power and the outcome for that is that those institutions are unconstitutional, illegal and are null and void", said the Attorney General. "The persons involved in their creation are involved in extra-constitutional activity and may be visited by the full force of the law", he said.

The Nasa coalition is planning to swear in Raila Odinga using the results of the August 8 presidential election on Tuesday to coincide with Republic (Jamhuri) Day celebrations although they have not disclosed the venue.

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He added that counties that have passed the People's Assembly motion should be ready to be held to account. But the Supreme Court nullified the result, and a repeat election was held on October 26. Kenyatta won again, with 98 percent of the vote.

Kenya's opposition leader has rejected United States advice to cancel a planned mock inauguration of him as president, saying he does not recognise the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Prof Muigai, the chief legal adviser to the government, on Thursday said swearing-in Raila Odinga would be an illegality attracting charges of treason.

"Our friends can give us advice.in privacy".

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"Yet they have the audacity to come and advise us to forget and move on".

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