Kenya opposition leader hits out at United States 'audacity' over mock inauguration event


Kenya's attorney general said Thursday that an opposition plan to have its leader Raila Odinga sworn in as an alternative president would amount to treason.

However, Attorney General Githu Muigai suggested to reporters that such an event would constitute treason.

He said such an inauguration would be outside the Constitution because Kenya already has a sitting president who took the oath of office on November 28. "Which constitution, my foot", Odinga told reporters in Nairobi.

"The punishment of committing treason is death".

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

"We do not and we will not recognize the elections of October 26".

Police have disputed Nasa tallies in the past, saying only a few dozen people died in clashes that rocked Nairobi and several counties in western Kenya.

Such devolved Houses, he said, may be surcharged for misusing taxpayers' money.

Kenya's main opposition group says police have detained one of its advisers ahead of a planned protest ceremony to stage a mock inauguration of Raila Odinga as president. "Yet they have the audacity to come and advise us to forget and move on".

"We wish them safe travel as they proceed to different parts of the Country for burials and may the souls of the departed rest in peace. Up to today, no single ambassador has condemned the killing of people by police", said Raila.

"The western countries should, therefore, keep off the affairs of the country as Kenyan problems will only be solved by Kenyans themselves".