Kenya gov't turns off TV stations airing opposition event

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's press is reporting that the government has switched off three TV stations after they aired live broadcasts of an event where the opposition is trying to "swear in" its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president Tuesday.

The attorney general has warned that such a protest act challenging the official president will amount to treason.

The Kenya Editor's Guild said in a statement Monday that President Uhuru Kenyatta had threatened to switch off TV stations that air live broadcast of the opposition's event.

Odinga claims he won the presidential election despite the electoral commission's official declaration that President Uhuru Kenyatta was the victor. The Supreme Court nullified Kenyatta's August win but when a fresh election was held in October Kenyatta won after Odinga boycotted it.



 
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