I will solve your his­tor­i­cal prob­lems, Raila tells Kalen­jins

Op­po­si­tion chief says it is im­por­tant for peace to pre­vail on bor­der

The Star (Kenya) - - Front Page - MAURICE ALAL @AlalMau­rice

Cord leader Raila Odinga is keen to woo the Kalen­jin com­mu­nity to sup­port his pres­i­den­tial bid.

He ex­tended an olive branch to the com­mu­nity, who sup­ported him in 2007, say­ing he is the best can­di­date to ad­dress his­tor­i­cal in­jus­tices.

The op­po­si­tion leader hinted that the com­mu­nity is likely to work with Cord in form­ing the next gov­ern­ment.

“The Kalen­jin communities are good run­ners, and they are will­ing to join us so we can run to­gether in the 2017 polls,” Raila said. Elder Dick­ens Kirorei from Nandi pleaded with Raila to reach out to Bomet Gover­nor Isaac Rutto, Baringo Se­na­tor Gideon Moi and other like-minded lead­ers to unite Kenyans.

Dur­ing a peace meet­ing or­gan­ised by el­ders from the Nandi and Luo communities at Kibig­ori, on the Nandi-Kisumu bor­der on Sun­day, Raila said he has noth­ing per­sonal against the Kalen­jin.

In Dholuo, Raila said it is im­por­tant for peace to pre­vail on the bor­der since the Kalen­jin are warm­ing up to Cord.

The peace drive aimss to see their union play a crit­i­cal role in vot­ing out Ju­bilee.

MAURICE ALAL

Cord leader Raila Odinga with Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo and Nyando MP Fred Outa in Kibig­ori on Sun­day/

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