Raila Odinga says he is ready to face treason charges as anxiety heightens over his swearing in

The NASA leader stood his ground after meeting foreign envoys

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has said that he is ready to face treason charges as anxiety heightens over his swearing-in ceremony slated for Tuesday next week.

Mr. Odinga said that he is ready to pay for the act of high treachery if that is what it requires to achieve justice.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) party leader made the remarks on Friday while meeting foreign envoys led by US ambassador Robert Godec.

"Let them charge me for treason. I am ready," he told the envoys.

Mr.Odinga met with them a day after telling the US off for interfering with Kenya's affairs. He told the US on Thursday that the country and its citizens can solve their own problems and need not be told to abide by the constitution.

The foreign diplomats have been stressing the need for Mr. Odinga to engage in open and transparent talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta in a bid to solve the underlying issues.

The meeting also attended by religious and business leaders emphasised the need for all parties across the political divide to respect and uphold the Constitution.

Raila has refused to recognise Uhuru as president and made the coalition a resistance outfit. He has so far called for a boycott of products linked to the Jubilee administration after the October 26 repeat election.

Attorney General Githu Muigai on Wednesday stated that Odinga would be punished if he went ahead to conduct the controversial swearing-in ceremony.

He explained that NASA’s plan will be in violation of Constitution Article 3(2), obligating everyone to uphold and respect the Constitution.


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