Kenya:Prepare to go home in August, Raila tells Jubilee

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On 25 March 2017 saa 11:42
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ODM leader Raila Odinga has told the Jubilee administration to prepare to go home in August 8 for failing Kenyans.

During a tour of the Uwanja wa Mbuzi Stadium, a state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility in Kongowea, Nyali, the Opposition chief accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of taking the country back to the repressive days where all orders came from the head of State.

Mr Odinga was reacting to comments by President Kenyatta in the recent past where he vowed to teach Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho a lesson, accusing the county boss of pestering him and interfering with his work.

“I was surprised recently when President Uhuru claimed he can stop people from attending a public rally. This cannot happen as provided by the constitution that Kenyans voted for in 2013,” he said.

Mr Odinga said the new constitution created two levels of government which have distinctive powers.

“Jubilee must know that we have the national and county governments which should work complementing each other. They are not in competition. If the Jubilee government can’t accept this, then there will be problems,” he said.

He supported Governor Hassan Joho’s track record saying the governor had initiated development projects in the county, as opposed to claims that he had done nothing.

“This modern stadium here is a true testimony of Joho’s achievements. This ground will help people to relax, exercise and play games. It’s a modern facility found in a few places in the world,” he said.

He referred an incident where Governor Joho was stopped by police from attending President Kenyatta’s function at Mtongwe as “an insult”.

“You cannot stop a Governor from attending a public function, more so in his county. This is in the old constitution, not the one we are using. Every Kenyan has the freedom to attend any such function,” he said.

Mr Odinga landed in Mombasa Saturday morning and is expected to address a public rally at Tononoka grounds on Sunday.

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ODM leader Raila Odinga and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho address Kongowea residents at Uwanja wa Mbuzi, Mombasa on March 25, 2017.

Source:Daily Nation