NASA Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga Rubbishes Hate Speech Claims and Alleged Arrest

  • National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday delivered an official statement on an alleged plan to arrest him, rubbishing claims that he had uttered hateful sentiments during his recent tour of Kajiado County.

    The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader asserted that he was only addressing failure by government to address the land issues raised by members of the marginalised groups in Kajiado and Narok counties.

    He conveyed that he was neither under investigation by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) nor the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) over the statements he made asserting such claims were a waste of time.

    "That is absolute nonesense. What is it that I have said that requires investigations? My statement will speak for itself. 

    "There is nothing criminal I have said or done so this is all a complete waste of time even for the public," the NASA leader condemned.

    Raila outlined that the 2010 Constitution had already addressed the issue of ancestral and trust lands in Kenya, adding that after the Jubilee government took over it failed to enact regulations that would make the laws operational.

    The opposition leader further accused President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration of not prioritizing recommendations made by the Truth, Justice and Reconcilliation Commission (TJRC) reports on the amicable solutions to the land disputes.

    "We all know that the Jubilee administration does not want to hear anything about the TJRC report, yet without a full implementation of the report and a strict adherancve to the constitution, we shall never ever come closer to solving the land issue," Raila accused.

    He was accompanied by a section of leaders from Kajiado and the Masaai community during the press briefing delivered at his Capitol Hill offices.

     

     

     

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