U.S. wants NASA leader Raila Odinga to abandon his swearing-in plan

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Kenya's opposition Nasa will in the next two days give an update of its programme of action leading up to the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president".

"Suggesting to hold an unconstitutional and illegal "swearing in" of the NASA presidential and deputy presidential candidates is in contravention of Article 3 of the constitution", Muigai said.

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Unless a candidate was declared the victor in an election by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the swearing-in was conducted by the Kenyan chief justice, Muigai told a news conference, such a inauguration is "a process wholly unanticipated by the constitution and is null and void". "The criminal law of the Republic of Kenya stipulates that sort of process is high treason".

Speaking at Sheria House on Thursday, the AG warned that persons that will facilitate or be involved in the event will face the full wrath of the law.

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The U.S. Embassy statement on Wednesday called Odinga's planned inauguration "extra-constitutional".

Despite a warning from the Government, the former Premier's defiant allies are charging ahead with plans to swear him as the People's President in the National People's Assembly. But the Supreme Court nullified the result, and a repeat election was held on October 26. Kenyatta won with over 98 percent of the votes and was inaugurated last week.

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"The western countries should, therefore, keep off the affairs of the country as Kenyan problems will only be solved by Kenyans themselves". It came as the top USA official for African affairs, Donald Yamamoto, visited the East African economic hub and met with government officials and opposition leaders.

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