Raila was wrong to politicise Ntimama’s burial, attack Uhuru
During the requiem mass for William ole Ntimama at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi, Raila Odinga’s remarks sounded as if he was taking advantage of the event to attack Jubilee. The opposition leader accused the government of sitting on the TJRC report and demanded that it be implemented in honour of the former Cabinet minister. This was, however, not surprising because Cord has done the same in other funeral ceremonies in the past. The leaders politicised the deaths of senators Otieno Kajwang and Mutula Kilonzo, Raila’s son Fidel Odinga and businessman Jacob Juma. During the burial, he repeatedly revisited the role he played in protecting the Mau Forest. But looking at the timing of Raila’s demands, it is a well-crafted new strategy aimed at wooing the Maa community to back his presidential bid in 2017. President Uhuru Kenyatta was therefore justified to answer him because he needs to be stopped.
JOSEPH NDONGA Nairobi