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Legal experts reveal why Raila will not be arrested after he is 'sworn-in'
By Fay Ngina | Updated Dec 05, 2017 at 11:52 EAT
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NASA leader Raila Odinga
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  • Experts have revealed that Raila Odinga will not be arrested even after he is sworn-in
  • Lawyer Steve Ogilo said during an interview that anybody is entitled to mock anyone and that is what Raila Odinga is doing

Legal experts have revealed that National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga will not be arrested even after he is ‘sworn-in’ on December 12, Jamhuri Day.

Lawyer Steve Ogilo during an interview with KTN’s Michelle Ngele on the Morning express show said that according to Law Society of Kenya, anybody is entitled to mock anyone and that is what Raila Odinga is doing.

“What the LSK mean is this, anybody is entitled to mock anyone or anything, if I were to swear myself in as the President, and I’ll do so only to mock you, it has not legal effect. I think the fact that there will be no swearing-in on 12 December, I think that issue is settled. Let us deal with the political point which is the disruptive nature, the intended consequences, the political benefits that come with such an activity (swearing-in process),” said lawyer Ogilo.

However, it had earlier been reported that Raila being sworn-in amounts to treason and allied offences under Chapter 63 of the Constitution of Kenya. This is because being sworn-in means overtaking the position of the President.


Raila Odinga while addressing his supporters along Manyanja Road, Eastlands on 28 November announced that he would ‘sworn in’ through the People’s Assembly on Jamhuri Day.

?"I am not a coward, I will be sworn as president on Jamhuri Day, I am the legitimate president," said Mr Odinga.


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