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. Odinga's National Super Alliance said in a statement that the detained man, economist David Ndii, was recently appointed chairman of a committee organizing the protest event on December 12.
Attorney General Githu Muigai said any such move would be illegal.
"The criminal law of the Republic of Kenya stipulates that sort of process is high treason", he said.
"It is high treason in respect of the person so involved and any other person facilitating that process", he said.
Raila Odinga alleged Thursday that dozens of Kenyans have been killed by the security forces and "nobody is talking about it".
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Donald Yamamoto, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. government's Bureau of African Affairs, warned that Odinga's move would further polarise Kenya.
"The western countries should, therefore, keep off the affairs of the country as Kenyan problems will only be solved by Kenyans themselves". But the Supreme Court nullified the result, and a repeat election was held on October 26.
Odinga and Kenyatta faced off in an election in August that Kenyatta won.
The Nasa leader urged his supporters to remain steadfast in their quest for electoral justice, adding that they do not recognise the November 28 swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta for the second term.
"We thought we had friends but we were wrong and now we know they are enemies". "Don't come and shout at us and tell us that we are violating the constitution".