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Kenya says 'swearing-in' of Odinga would be seen as treason
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 file photo, Kenya's Attorney General Githu Muigai, right, speaks with a petition lawyer, Benjamin Musyoki, left, after the Supreme Court judgement of the petitions over President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote, at the Supreme court in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's attorney general warned Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 that the opposition's move to "inaugurate" its leader Raila Odinga next week to protest the recent presidential election would amount to treason. (AP Photo - Sayyid Abdul Azim)
By The Associated Press
From Associated Press
December 07, 2017 6:12 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's attorney general warned Thursday that the opposition's move to "inaugurate" its leader Raila Odinga next week to protest the recent presidential election would amount to treason.

Attorney General Githu Muigai's comments came a day after the United States urged Odinga's supporters to call off the mock "swearing-in" on Dec. 12, the country's independence day.

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.

The attorney general warned that institutions created by Odinga's group such as "the People's Assembly" are unconstitutional and illegal and "may be visited by the full force of the law."

Odinga on Thursday rejected the U.S. advice to cancel next week's event, saying he doesn't recognize the legitimacy of Kenyatta as president.

Odinga also repeated his accusations against Kenya security forces, saying dozens of people have been killed in the months of election unrest and "nobody is talking about it. Yet they have the audacity to come and advise us to forget and move on."

The opposition leader spoke outside a morgue in the capital, Nairobi, while accompanying families collecting bodies of alleged victims.

The U.S. Embassy statement on Wednesday called Odinga's planned inauguration "extra-constitutional." It came as the top U.S. official for African affairs, Donald Yamamoto, visited the East African economic hub and met with government officials and opposition leaders.

Odinga's National Super Alliance has said it will proceed with the event.

Odinga successfully challenged Kenyatta's August re-election but then boycotted the new vote in October, demanding electoral reforms. Kenyatta won with over 98 percent of the votes and was inaugurated last week.

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