FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 file photo, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga walks in his living room with David Ndii, leading economist and chief strategist for the opposition coalition, right, after being interviewed by the Associated Press at his home in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's main opposition group says police have detained David Ndii ahead of a planned Dec. 12 protest ceremony to stage a mock inauguration of Raila Odinga as president. Ben Curtis, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 file photo, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga walks in his living room with David Ndii, leading economist and chief strategist for the opposition coalition, right, after being interviewed by the Associated Press at his home in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's main opposition group says police have detained David Ndii ahead of a planned Dec. 12 protest ceremony to stage a mock inauguration of Raila Odinga as president. Ben Curtis, File AP Photo

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Kenyan opposition group says top adviser is in detention

The Associated Press

December 04, 2017 04:43 AM

UPDATED December 04, 2017 04:45 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya

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 Dec. 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.

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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.