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Kenyan opposition group says top adviser is in detention

A police official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, confirmed Ndii is being questioned by detectives.

kenya, kenyan opposition, national super alliance, raila odinga, david ndii, kenya latest news, africa news, indian express2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Supporters of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta clash with police during his inauguration ceremony after trying to storm through gates to get in and being tear-gassed, at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, on Nov. 28, 2017. Kenyatta was sworn in, ending a months-long election drama that saw the first vote nullified by the country's top court and the second boycotted by the opposition. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya’s main opposition group says police have detained one of its advisers ahead of a planned protest ceremony to stage a mock inauguration of Raila Odinga as president. 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 statement said police arrested Ndii Sunday in Diani on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast.

A police official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, confirmed Ndii is being questioned by detectives. Odinga successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August re-election in court but then boycotted a rerun vote in October, demanding electoral reforms.
Kenyatta won with 98 percent the votes and was inaugurated last week.

First published on: 04-12-2017 at 05:35:52 pm
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