There was no crime in swearing Odinga at Uhuru Park. Court finally clears.

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TJ Kajwang during Raila Odinga's swearing in [Photo/Courtesy].

“From the content of the oath, Hon Raila Odinga swore himself to the office of the people’s president which does not amount to any crime. He would have only breached the law if he swore himself as the president of the Republic of Kenya,” ruled Mbungi.

Ruaraka Member of Parliament TJ Kajwang has been acquitted of treason charges by a Nairobi Court.

Kajwang, in February 2018, was charged at the Ngong Law Courts with consenting the administration of an oath on National Super Alliance NASA leader Mr. Raila Odinga as the Peoples President contrary to laws of the country.

In the Wednesday Nov 6Th ruling, Chief Magistrate Stephen Mbungi stated that the oath of the “People’s President” that Raila went through was not illegal as ‘he did not use it to commit a crime’.

“From the content of the oath, Hon Raila Odinga swore himself to the office of the people’s president which does not amount to any crime. He would have only breached the law if he swore himself as the president of the Republic of Kenya,” ruled Mbungi.

The magistrate further noted that the prosecution failed to prove that Mr. Kajwang consented to swear in Raila and therefore wrong to insinuate that the lawyer assumed the position of the Chief Justice by virtue of how he dressed. “The attire he wore that day is the normal one worn by advocates of the High Court and to me there is no law or rule which restricts when and where it can be worn,” said Mbungi.

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Kajwang, who was accused of committing the offense on January 30th, 2018, at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, had denied treason charges.

On the second account of charges of taking part in unlawful assembly without notifying the authorities, the judge stated that the prosecution didn’t prove that he was the one who planned the event.

Judge then ruled that Mr. Kajwang had no case to answer.

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