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

Supporters of NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga react during a rally at the Kibera social grounds

Most of their statements have focused on the brief detention of three opposition politicians who took part in Odinga's ceremony, which occurred peacefully after the government withdrew police from the site.

According to the charge sheet presented in court, Miguna was charged with being present and consenting to the administration of an oath to commit a capital offense namely treason contrary to Section 59 (a) of the penal code. Police said they charged Miguna in a court outside the capital, Nairobi.

Miguna was arrested on Friday in a dawn raid on his home.

Kenyan authorities have lifted the ban on NTV and KTN which can now be accessible on air after a ban on four TV stations for attempting to broadcast the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga. Odinga insists he, not Kenyatta, was the true victor of a disputed presidential election last August. Initially he had ordered the Police Inspector General to appear in court accompanied by Miguna Miguna.

Justice Luke Kimaru has finally released Miguna Miguna and ordered police not to hold him incommunicado any longer.

The government was not served with the court order on Thursday afternoon because of a delay at the court registrar's office, Okiya Omtatah, an activist who filed the High Court case and won the lifting of the suspension, told Reuters.

Miguna told a magistrate there that he can not take a plea in the court because "Justice Luka Kimaru is waiting for me at the Milimani Law courts in Nairobi". Police used tear gas and fired warning shots to disperse them. He said the journalists made a decision to spend the night in the newsroom to avoid meeting the police.

The government suspended the passports of 14 opposition leaders including strategist David Ndii and financier Maina Wanjigi.

Odinga's event took place three months after he boycotted a presidential election rerun, claiming the government planned to rig the vote.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said government's refusal to abide by court orders was contempt for the rule of law and a brazen example of censorship.

Related News:

  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:COG) Q3 2017 Sentiment Report

    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:COG) Q3 2017 Sentiment Report

    The Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc holds 139,815 shares with $3.74 million value, down from 182,940 last quarter. The investment managers in our partner's database reported: 435.56 million shares, down from 440.03 million shares in 2017Q2.
    Does Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Have More Gas After Touching All-Time High?

    Does Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Have More Gas After Touching All-Time High?

    Finally, Portfolio Solutions LLC purchased a new position in shares of Amazon.com during the 4th quarter worth about $119,000. Amazon.com had a net margin of 1.28% and a return on equity of 9.38%. (NASDAQ:AMZN). 15,049 were accumulated by Westwood Grp.
    Syria attacks kill dozens in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

    Syria attacks kill dozens in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

    The activist-run Ghouta Media Center said at least two, Douma and Harasta, was struck by ground-to-ground missiles. The White Helmets said airstrikes targeting the village of Termala in Idlib on Tuesday killed three people.
  • Cape Town pushes possible tap closure on

    Cape Town pushes possible tap closure on "Day Zero" to May

    A statement says producers and performers "are extremely sensitive to this situation and thank patrons for their understanding". It has developed an efficient drip irrigation system that uses up to 75% less water than some other irrigation techniques .
    Rising trend of casino apps

    Rising trend of casino apps

    For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.
    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.
  • England call up scrumhalf Richard Wigglesworth

    England call up scrumhalf Richard Wigglesworth

    Here is why I believe Jones has done this. "You are always learning and wanting to improve, and that doesn't stop at any age", Wigglesworth told BBC 5 live. "So I'll be hoping to impress in training".
    Here are all the movie trailers shown during the Super Bowl

    Here are all the movie trailers shown during the Super Bowl

    An estimated 103 million people in the USA watched the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 2018. And how could you forget the small tease of Solo: A Star Wars Story-the full trailer was released the next day .
    De Kock out of India ODI, T20 series

    De Kock out of India ODI, T20 series

    AB de Villiers , Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock have all been ruled out of the remaining matches on this Indian tour. Hashim Amla knicked one behind to MS Dhoni , thought he hadn't, reviewed the decision, and lost the review.
  • Black Panther: The best-reviewed Marvel movie ever made

    Black Panther: The best-reviewed Marvel movie ever made

    He knows what he wants to say with the film and knows what a big opportunity this is to say it, especially for a black filmmaker. Black Panther will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film headlined by a black superhero and features a mostly black cast .

    Preparing for the Falcon Heavy Launch

    The Falcon Heavy's central core, meanwhile, was sent back toward SpaceX's autonomous drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You . In lead up to the launch, Musk said not destroying what he considers the " Times Square" of pads would be a win for SpaceX .
    Steve Bannon to speak to Mueller team, House Panel next week

    Steve Bannon to speak to Mueller team, House Panel next week

    Bannon from testifying to the Committee beyond a set of fourteen yes-or-no questions the White House had pre-approved", Rep. President Donald Trump is lashing out at the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, saying he "must be stopped".


Most liked

Uma Thurman has forgiven Quentin Tarantino for 'Kill Bill' vehicle crash
I wanted to deliver it to her, so she could look at it. "It's the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt". A grip? One, I didn't trust Michael Madsen because, I don't know where the spit's going to go, if Michael Madsen does it.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak Reveals Online Modes and More
They claim that some of the stuff in the document has already been revealed, thus making the rest of the information more valid. First, we have Battle Royale , which could include the best of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with the touch of Rockstar .

Here's Your First Look At 'Westworld' Season 2
Once there, you'll see a brief description of Westworld , along with a glitchy second option that we can assume is Samurai World . In the preview, a calm, serene scene is presented, promising "a handsome world" as horses run through the countryside.

Hot tea tied to higher cancer risk for smokers and drinkers
A new study has suggested that boiling hot tea has been linked to the increase in esophageal cancer . Cancer beginning in the esophagus has a survival of only five years after the initial diagnosis.

Rahul Dravid denies entering Pakistani dressing room to console players
We have tried to do that as far as possible with these boys, especially the day before the game. He was not part of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, that India won after a 28-year gap.

The gold and treasury bond yields are rising
The S&P 500 posted 1 new 52-week highs and 38 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 17 new highs and 164 new lows. But with unemployment at 4.1 percent, now is a unusual time to be engaging in expansionary fiscal policy.

GM posts $12.8B in 2017 earnings
In looking the SMA 200 we see that the stock has seen a 6.07%.The Company's net profit margin for the 12 months at 2.10%. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 103,052 shares of the company's stock , valued at $4,440,510.68.

Four Rebels, two Bulldogs, one Golden Eagle invited to 2018 NFL Combine
He had 93 tackles in 2017, finishing his career with 353 stops, good enough for sixth all-time among USC defensive players. Davis started 45 games at UGA, tying the record for a non-kicker who came to the team as a walk-on.

As Yameen's rule tighten, emergency declared in Maldives
He also sounded the United States for imposing financial sanctions on the leaders of the ruling dispensation. The president's main rival, who lives in exile, urged people not to obey what he called an "unlawful order".

Hong Kong umbrella activist Joshua Wong walks free
Rights groups criticised the government , saying the appeals were political decisions meant to deter future protests. Wong, 21, Nathan Law and Alex Chow had served roughly two months in jail before they were granted bail in November.

Caitlyn Jenner Breaks Silence on Kylie Jenner's Baby Girl
As the rumors of Kylie's pregnancy swirled, the couple seemed to go underground with social media posts ending completely. She then added: 'My handsome and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and i just couldn't wait to share this blessing.

Massive 6.4 natural disaster hits Taiwan causing hotel to collapse
The island's worst tremor in recent decades was a 7.6 magnitude quake in September 1999 which killed around 2,400 people. Prime Minister William Lai said at least two people died and more than 100 others sustained injuries in the temblor.

Met Office issues snow warning for Dundee today
MORE wintry conditions are still to come this week as the Met Office has issued another weather warning. Met Eireann's general forecast states: "Today will be cold and frosty this morning with icy patches".

United Kingdom will not remain in the Customs Union after Brexit
The Trade Minister Liam Fox also threatens to resign if London agrees to the EU conditions and remains in the customs union. May insisted Friday she was "doing what the British people want" and going nowhere despite pressure on her to resign.

3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks
In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.