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Raila would have been arrested if he violated the law on January 30, says Murang'a senator

Posted on 5th Feb 2018 19:05:15 in

NASA leader Raila Odinga. [Photo: Courtesy]

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga was ‘sworn-in’ as the people’s president at Uhuru Park grounds in Nairobi on January 30.

Majority of Jubilee leaders have repeatedly lashed out at NASA and Raila for the ‘swearing-in’, terming the act as treasonous.

Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata says that Raila has not been arrested because he did not commit a crime on January 30.

According to Mr Kang'ata, the Opposition chief did not take oath as the President of the Republic Kenya but the people’s president.

He adds that the recent series of arrests of NASA leaders have been effected because of their inciting statements.

“Mr Odinga has not committed any crime. If he had violated the law, he would have been arrested. He did not take oath as the President of the Republic. There are many presidents in this country such as university student leaders.

"People are being arrested because they are misleading him and making inciting utterances,” the senator states. See Also: Why Government should not shy away from arresting Raila

Lawyers and political analysts have also weighed in on the controversial Opposition event with divided opinions.