In Summary
  • Lone says Mr Odinga is open to dialogue if it is between equals as was done in 2008 between former president Mwai Kibaki and Mr Odinga.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga's planned swearing-in ceremony is on course, his adviser Salim Lone has said.

Mr Lone rebuffed claims that the December 12 ceremony is illegal, saying the oath will help prevent further polarisation in the country by giving Kenyans hope for electoral justice denied them under the electoral commission.

JUSTICE

It will also give an impetus for the people’s assemblies to push for economic and justice issues in the country, the adviser said in a written statement.

Mr Lone added that Mr Odinga is open to dialogue if it is between equals as was the case in 2008 between President Mwai Kibaki and Mr Odinga.

However, he said, the talks must have an agreed agenda, which should also include electoral justice.

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