The Latest: Kenya arrests attendee of mock inauguration

2018-01-31 18:28
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga of the opposition National Super Alliance coalition gestures as he attends a political rally at the Kamukunji Ground in Nairobi. (Simon Maina, AFP)

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga of the opposition National Super Alliance coalition gestures as he attends a political rally at the Kamukunji Ground in Nairobi. (Simon Maina, AFP)

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Nairobi - The lawyer for the man in judicial dress who stood by Kenya's opposition leader during a mock inauguration says he has been arrested.

Peter Kaluma says opposition legislator and lawyer TJ Kajwang has been taken to the Nairobi's criminal investigations department for questioning.

The arrest occurred soon after Interior Minister Fred Matiangi announced that the government had launched investigations into Tuesday's mock inauguration of Raila Odinga as "the people's president."

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The minister says the investigations will extend to "conspirators and facilitators."

A government shutdown of the country's top three TV channels continues, and the former Kenyan vice president who had been blocked from being sworn in as Odinga's deputy says his home was attacked overnight in "an assassination attempt."


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