Govt maintains that swearing in ceremony of NASA leader Raila Odinga is illegal,amounts to treason

Prof Githu Muigai has since resigned as attorney general-FILE

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BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,7TH DEC 2017-The government has maintained that the swearing in ceremony of the NASA leader Raila Odinga as the people’s president was illegal.

Attorney general professor Githu Muigai has criticized  the coalition  for  planning to go against the constitution.

Addressing the press in Nairobi on Thursday Muigai was categorical that the National Super Alliance will not be allowed to carry on with its plan.Odinga is expected to be sworn in on Tuesday next week which will be a public holiday of Jamuhuri.

However the attorney general says any such attempts amounts to treason and the perpetrators will not go unpunished.”Any swearing-in done without declaration of winner by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the presence of the Chief Justice is illegal and amounts to treason”.said Muigai.


He  has also  indicated that County Assemblies have no power to form People’s Assemblies and says that any persons involved may be visited by the full force of the law.

The attorney general  was categorical that  County Assemblies participating in establishing the People’s Assemblies will be surcharged for the misuse of public funds as there was no law providing for such arrangement as far as public funds  is concerned.

12 county assemblies have so far passed the motions  clearing way for   formation of people’s assemblies.

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