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Government warns Raila on parallel swearing in

By COLLINS OMULO November 23rd, 2017 1 min read

The government has warned the opposition against plans to cause civil disobedience in the country saying such actions are unlawful and shall be met with full force of the law.

Government spokesperson Eric 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,” said Kiraithe.

Mr Kiraithe said that the government would not be concerned with the threats by the Opposition to swear in Nasa leader Raila Odinga as president on Tuesday as long as it is done in private, without interfering with other citizens’ rights.

“The question of a person congregating his friends to swear him in is not an issue and has no legal concern and if they held it somewhere without interfering with the rights of other people then the government would not even be concerned,” he said.

He added that the process would have no bearing on Kenyans.