Attorney-General Githu Muigai has warned against plans to swear in National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’ on December 12.
Prof Muigai, the chief legal adviser to the government, on Thursday said swearing-in Mr Odinga would be an illegality attracting charges of treason.
He said such an inauguration would be outside the Constitution because Kenya already a sitting president who took the oath of office on November 28.
Prof Muigai said the government would not stop at anything to prevent breach of the rule of law and the constitution.
Any person who takes part in such an inauguration, he said, will face the law. Treason charges attract the death sentence in Kenya.
He said the national government retains the right to review the funds allocated to the concerned counties.
The AG’s warning came hours after Mr Odinga told off the US and other western powers that have advised against the oath plan.
The US, Mr Odinga said, should not talk about violation of the constitution as far as his swearing-in is concerned yet Washington DC has been “loudly silent” on killing of innocent protesters by police since August.
He spoke at the City Mortuary in the capital Nairobi when he met and condoled with families that lost their loved ones during the post-poll chaos.