Kenyan opposition MP charged with treason over Raila Odinga's 'swearing in'

Kenyan opposition MP charged with treason over Raila Odinga's 'swearing in'

Kenyan opposition MP charged with treason over Raila Odinga's 'swearing in'

Maverick the freedom of Lawyer Miguna Miguna still hangs in the balance hours after High Court Judge Justice Luka Kimaru ordered his immediate release from police custody 5 days after his dramatic arrest last Friday.

A Kenyan opposition lawyer, Miguna Miguna, has been charged with treason over the mock "swearing in" as president of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Odinga claims he, not President Uhuru Kenyatta, is the real victor of a presidential election held in August but later nullified by the Supreme Court on procedural grounds. The media shut down has been criticised by the United Nations and the United States.

They bashed Duale and the the Jubilee administration he represents for blatantly breaking the law by continuing to detain Miguna Miguna even after a court ordered for his release on Friday. Only two major broadcasters - NTV and KTN - are partially back on air nearly a week after their signals were shut down by the government.

Earlier in the day, protesters took to the streets in Kenya's capital Nairobi to condemn the media shutdown, it said.

Madowo noted the transmitters for Citizen TV were in a different place, which might explain the delay.

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Odinga's fake inauguration last week was attended by tens of thousands of opposition supporters in the capital, Nairobi.

Odinga ran against Kenyatta in an election last August which was nullified by the Supreme Court on procedural grounds.

Since the symbolic inauguration, Odinga and his supporters have repeatedly promised to outline their next step, only to postpone the unveiling of their plan.

In addition to shutting down the television stations, the government briefly detained three opposition politicians who took part in Odinga's symbolic swearing-in ceremony this week.

Around 100 people were killed during the protracted election season, majority Odinga supporters shot by the police.

Witness Carlos Ouma said a county revenue collector was killed by a stray bullet after police fired into the air to disperse demonstrators in nearby Ahero, Miguna's home town.

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