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Kenyan opposition adviser detained ahead of mock inauguration protest

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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