The Kenyan government says it is not bothered by NASA’s plan to hold a parallel swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the People’s President on November 28.
A section of the opposition coalition has indicated that they would swear Mr. Odinga as the People’s President because they do not recognize and respect Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency.
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Speaking at KICC, Nairobi, Kenyan government spokesperson, Eric Kiraithe, said NASA can go ahead with its activities as long as it is done in private.
He insisted that the opposition coalition should ensure that any activity they embark on is constitutional or else they should expect the full wrath of the law.
“The question of a person congregating his friends to swear him in is not an issue and has no legal concern,” Mr. Kiraithe told journalists.
“And if they held it somewhere without interfering with the rights of other people, then the government would not even be concerned.”
Kiraithe also said that NASA’s push for People’s Assembly is unconstitutional, a subversive ambition and a total disregard for the rule of law.
He charged the opposition leader to show leadership to his supporters instead of militating and quoting the Constitution out of context.
“Placing wave after wave of deceptive propaganda on the toiling shoulders of your supporters is not leadership and declaring yourself a people’s president does not even make you an MCA,” said Kiraithe.
“It just makes you and your followers criminals.”
Mr. Kiraithe said any assembly called to execute an unlawful purpose would not be tolerated in the country.
“Every meeting called in furtherance of an unlawful purpose is by law unlawful assembly. Any person attending such unlawful assembly should expect the full force of the law to be applied against them,” he said.