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


NAIROBI (Reuters) – 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.

Kenya’s Attorney General Githu Muigai speaks during a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Muigai did not name anyone but opposition leader Raila Odinga said last month, he would be inaugurated by a people’s assembly on Dec. 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.

Reporting by John Ndiso; Writing by George Obulutsa

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