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Raila attempt to be sworn in unconstitutional, says Kindiki

Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki has dismissed the planned swearing-in of Nasa leader Raila Odinga terming it unconstitutional and inconsequential.

He said Nasa’s move is unconstitutional because it will not be presided over by Chief Justice David Maraga.

“The swearing in chapter was closed after President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in by the CJ. The purported swearing in will amount to nothing without the presence of the CJ,” said Kindiki.

Speaking separately, at St Masimo Catholic Church in Mikinduri, Tigania East MP Josphat Kabeabea and his Gatundu South counterpart Moses Kuria said it is impossible for the CJ to swear in two presidents to serve concurrently and advised the Opposition to drop their bid and join hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta in developing the country.

The legislators scoffed at Raila saying his intention is aimed at dividing the country on tribal lines.

“We are telling the Opposition to forget their plan because it is not constitutional and as per the law, the next elections will be held in 2022,” said Kabeabea.

Kindiki urged Uhuru to reach out to the Opposition in a bid to unite the nation.

He added that the Opposition is free to carry out their political activities as long as they are within the Constitution.

He urged Kenyans to shun petty politicking and focus on developing the country now that the prolonged political stalemate is over.

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