Swearing-in of Odinga an act of 'high treason', says Kenyan AG Dec 08, 2017 0 40 12345 REUTERSNAIROBISwearing in an alternative president of Kenya would be an act of treason, the country's attorney general said on Thursday, days before an opposition leader expects to be inaugurated by an unofficial people's assembly.Such an inauguration would worsen the rifts opened by an acrimonious election season.Attorney General Githu Muigai did not name anyone, but opposition leader Raila Odinga said last month that he would be inaugurated by a people's assembly on Dec. 12 - Kenya's Independence Day.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," he said."It is high treason of the persons involved, and any other person facilitating that process."Under Kenyan law, treason is punishable by death.Muigai said people's assemblies proposed by the National Super Alliance, Odinga's opposition coalition, were illegal as well."These institutions are unconstitutional they are illegal, they are null and void. The persons involved in their creation are involved in extra-constitutional activity and may be visited by the full force of the law," he said.So far, 12 Kenyan counties have passed motions supporting the formation of a people's assembly, most of them counties that had backed the opposition in Kenya's protracted voting. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES War inevitable with US drills & threats: N Korea Dec 08, 2017 0 378 'Go home' drone seeks to stop Japan overtime binge Dec 08, 2017 0 43 UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight Dec 08, 2017 0 40 Chinese media tells how to survive nuclear attack REUTERS BEIJING A state-run newspaper in China's Jilin province, which borders North Korea and Russia, published a page of"common sense" advice on how readers can protect themselves from a nuclear weapons attack .. RPT-Russian lawmaker, citing N. Korean envoy, says Pyongyang does not want escalation - Ifax (Repeats with no changes to text) MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A Russian lawmaker who met North Korea's ambassador to Russia said on Thursday that Pyongyang did not want to escalate tensions with the United States over .. Zimbabwe govt keeps promise of restoring farm rights to whites REUTERS HARARE A white Zimbabwean farmer kicked off his property at gunpoint in June has been told he will be going home within days, the first signs of the post-Robert Mugabe government making good on promises to respect .. Niger starts evacuations from Libya, 500 citizens flown home AFP Niamey Niger has flown home more than 500 of its citizens from Libya as part of an urgent repatriation plan which will see up to 4,000 people evacuated, the foreign ministry has said. The move follows global shock over .. RPT-Russian lawmaker, citing N. Korean envoy, says Pyongyang does not want escalation - Ifax (Repeats with no changes to text) MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A Russian lawmaker who met North Korea's ambassador to Russia said on Thursday that Pyongyang did not want to escalate tensions with the United States over .. Russian lawmaker says N Korea doesn't want escalation after meeting envoy MOSCOW A Russian lawmaker who met North Korea's ambassador to Russia said on Thursday that Pyongyang did not want to escalate tensions with the United States over its missile programme but did not fear war, the .. Senegal opens new airport AFP Diass Senegal has opened a flagship new airport on Thursday, seven years later than originally planned but with ambitions to become a west African regional hub with a capacity for three million passengers. President ..