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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Kenyan opposition adviser detained ahead of mock inauguration protest

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses his supporters (AP)
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses his supporters (AP)

Kenya's main opposition group says police have detained one of its advisers ahead of a planned protest ceremony.

The ceremony is planned to be a mock inauguration of Raila Odinga as president.

Mr Odinga's National Super Alliance said in a statement that the detained man, economist David Ndii, was recently appointed chairman of a committee organising the protest event on December 12.

The statement said police arrested Mr Ndii on Sunday in Diani on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.

A police official confirmed Mr Ndii was being questioned by detectives.

Mr Odinga successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta's August re-election in court but then boycotted a rerun vote in October, demanding electoral reforms.

Mr Kenyatta won with 98% of the votes and was inaugurated last week.

AP

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