‘Swearing-in’ Raila amounts to treason punishable by death- AG Githu Muigai
‘Swearing-in’ NASA leader Raila Odinga will amount to treason and is punishable by death, Attorney General Githu Muigai has said.
“The punishment of committing treason is death. The swearing-in of any person not declared by IEBC, and who did not win the election, is unacceptable,” he told the press on Thursday.
He said the constitution allows only the chief justice and his/her deputy to preside over such inaugurations.
“The constitution only allows chief justice or his/her deputy to oversee such processes, in their absence, the whole process remains null and void,” he said.
“The criminal law of the Republic of Kenya stipulates that this sort of process is high treason. It is high treason of the persons involved and any other person facilitating that process,” he added.
Githu said that government will punish NASA leaders if they carry out the audacious plan.
He said NASA will be violating Article 3(2) of the constitution, obligating everyone to uphold and respect it.
“Any attempt to establish a government otherwise than in the compliance with this constitution is unlawful,” says Subsection 2.
“The law as clear as day and night,” Muigai said, adding that anyone violating it will be committing an offence.
NASA, however, cites Article 1 which gives all sovereign power to the Kenyan people, as justification for their move that is part of a larger resistance place.