U.S. urges Kenya's Odinga to call off alternative inauguration

NASA leader Raila Odinga

The former Premier, on Tuesday, announced that he will swear himself in as President of Kenya on December 12th because he out rightly won the August 8th elections.

President Donald Trump's administration has allegedly threatened NASA leaders with unspecified sanctions should they go ahead with the swearing-in ceremony.

The talks with the United States diplomat seems to have collapsed as Nasa on Wednesday wrote to 11 Opposition governors whose assemblies have passed the People's Assembly motion, requesting venues for Raila's swearing-in as the People's President, against USA advice.

Mr Lone added that Mr Odinga is open to dialogue if it is between equals as was the case in 2008 between President Mwai Kibaki and Mr Odinga.

Lone says the inauguration was in line with the law that it will be done to save Kenya from electoral injustices.

Buhari pardons 500 prisoners in Kano
Buhari also gave the inmates an undisclosed amount of money to be shared as transport fare to their respective towns and villages. He charged them to engage in lawful ventures to enable them to become useful members of the society.

The swearing has divided the coalition with one wing opposed to it.

Tuko.co.ke has learned that the meeting was attended by Odinga, his co-principals Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and Kolonzo Musyoka's representative from the Wiper party.

Several stakeholders have Odinga to shelve the plan as Attorney General Githu Muigai terming the swearing-in illegal.

A police official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, confirmed Ndii is being questioned by detectives.

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