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

Pauline Gross
December 8, 2017

Odinga withdrew from the repeat presidential poll on October 26 despite taking part in the August 26 ballot in which President Kenyatta was declared the victor.

The Supreme Court dismissed three petitions against the result, paving the way for Mr Kenyatta to be sworn in for his second and last term.

But Prof Muigai declared any attempt to swear in Mr Odinga as president is treasonable and any persons involved in the scheme will be prosecuted.

The opposition objects to President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election after months of political turmoil that included a nullified August election and a repeat vote in October, saying that electoral reforms have not been made. "This also includes being an accessory after the fact to treason and failing to give information to designated public bodies for the objective of preventing commission of the offence", he warned.

So far 12 County Assemblies have passed NASA's People's Assembly motion.

Raila said the Americans have no right to dictate to him what he should do, terming as hypocritical and unacceptable their statement in which the U.S. urged Opposition leaders "to work within Kenya's laws to pursue the reforms they seek and to avoid extra-constitutional actions such as the proposed "inauguration ceremony" on December 12".

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Githu also cautioned the 11 counties that have approved the creation of people's assembly, noting that the county assemblies could be charged with misuse of tax payer's money. Do not come and shout at us and tell us we are going to violate the Constitution... Constitution my foot! In as much as we are friends, you can not come and decide the destiny of Kenyans.

The National Intelligence Service NIS told Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday EXACTLY what to do over the swearing in of NASA leader, Raila Odinga, as President of Kenya.

Raila Odinga (third left) and other Nasa leaders attend prayers for people who were killed during post-poll chaos at the City Mortuary in Nairobi.

"We thought we had friends but we were wrong and now we know they are enemies".

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

He said the bereaved families should be compensated by the government.

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