Raila tells US to stop meddling in Kenya’s internal affairs

Written By: Beth Nyaga


National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga is now asking the US government to stop interfering with Kenya’s internal affairs.

The former Prime Minister’s sentiments come just a day after the US government called on the opposition leader to call off his swearing-in ceremony slated for Tuesday, December 12 and instead work within the Constitution to pursue reforms.

“Our friends can give us advise… but not tell us to follow the constitution,” replied Odinga.

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“We as Kenyans, we will resolve our problems as Kenyans. The will of the Kenyan people is not going to be stopped. We will move and do what is right for the people of Kenya,” he added.

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The NASA leader is also faulting the diplomatic core over its alleged silence on police brutality in the country.

“Not a single envoy or ambassador in the country has raised their voice to condemn these killings,” he said.

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Odinga was at the city mortuary Thursday morning to condole with families of 16 people allegedly killed in the recent spate of protests against the October 26th repeat Presidential election.

Odinga while condoling with the families also asked the government to compensate families who allegedly lost their kin in protests during the electioneering period.

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He claims the government has refused to take responsibility for the 215 people who are victims of police brutality.

Among the dead is seven year old Geoffrey Mutinda who was allegedly shot as he played on his family balcony in Pipeline estate in late November.

The NASA leader would later on proceed to Lee Funeral Home where he paid tribute to Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze who died on Wednesday.



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