Raila’s com­ments sug­gest trou­ble if he loses in 2017

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

As an ob­server, this is not the first time I am get­ting con­cerned with Raila Odinga’s re­marks. For those who have been fol­low­ing his nar­ra­tives ever since he lost in 2013, I am sure they will agree that he has, on sev­eral oc­ca­sions, made ut­ter­ances that in­stil fear and cre­ate po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tain­ties. A month ago, Raila was quoted say­ing,” I am call­ing on all Kenyans from Man­dera, Isi­olo, Sam­buru, Ka­ji­ado and else­where in Kenya to arm them­selves with spears, arrows and other weapons to go to Nairobi and re­move [Is­sack] Has­san’s team from of­fice.” A few days ago when he ad­dressed ODM mem­bers at the Bo­mas of Kenya to rat­ify the ex­pul­sions of party rebels, he said, “As the op­po­si­tion coali­tion, we have no doubt that we will root out Ju­bilee from power in 2017”. If this does not hap­pen, he will def­i­nitely say the elec­tion was rigged. This is cre­at­ing trou­ble.

JOSEPH NDONGA Nairobi

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