Kenya's Attorney General Githu Muigai said on Thursday that any attempt to hold a parallel swearing in of a president would amount to treason.. Odinga's National Super Alliance said in a statement that the detained man, economist David Ndii, was recently appointed chairman of a committee organizing the protest event on December 12.
"The criminal law of the Republic of Kenya stipulates that sort of process is high treason", he said.
Speaking at Sheria House on Thursday, the AG warned that persons that will facilitate or be involved in the event will face the full wrath of the law.
Yamamoto said the opposition should "avoid extra-constitutional actions such as the proposed "inauguration ceremony".
Raila Odinga (third left) and other Nasa leaders attend prayers for people who were killed during post-poll chaos at the City Mortuary in Nairobi.
Donald Yamamoto, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the USA government's Bureau of African Affairs, warned that Odinga's move would further polarise Kenya.
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So far, 12 Kenyan counties have passed motions supporting the formation of a people's assembly, a lot of them counties that had backed the opposition in Kenya's protracted voting.
Mr Odinga has insisted that he won the August 8 presidential poll and accuses the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of rigging him out.
Kenya's opposition leader is rejecting United States advice to cancel a planned mock inauguration of him as president, saying he doesn't recognize the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
"Our friends can give us advice.in privacy".
"Yet they have the audacity to come and advise us to forget and move on".