Gov Mutahi Kahiga Reprimands Raila in Public

  • Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga addresses Nyandarua residents on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga addresses Nyandarua residents on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
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  •   Nyeri Governor, Mutahi Kahiga, reprimanded the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, during an event at Kabiruini grounds in Nyeri County on Friday, November 26.

    Taking to the podium, Kahiga told Odinga to stop concentrating on historical events but rather tell Mt Kenya residents the development projects he would focus on when elected President in 2022.

    Kahiga claimed that citizens were well-versed with historical matters.

    Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga inspecting the clearing of the Asian Quarters dumpsite in 2019.
    Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga inspecting the clearing of the Asian Quarters dumpsite in 2019.
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    "It is not time to talk about history, it is time to talk about where we are going. We want to discuss matters that make the citizens happy," he stated.

    His sentiments did not sit well with Raila and his supporters, who sharply contradicted him.

    Jubilee nominated Member of Parliament, Maina Kamanda, stated that history was important and needed to be recounted for a better future.

    “Wewe Governor Kahiga ni Rafiki yangu; mambo ya historia ni lazima tusome. Kama hujui historia basi utakuwa mjinga miaka yote. Ni lazima historia isomwe ndio tujue tumetoka wapi kama Kenya (Governor Kahiga you are my friend, but let history be narrated. If you don't know history, then you can't make an informed decision. So let people be taught),” Kamanda stated.

    Murang'a Woman Rep, Sabina Chege, observed that Odinga had played a major role in the country's democracy and the creation of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya.

    "We will hold your hand just like you held Kibaki's," Chege told Raila.

    Responding to Kahiga's statement, Raila reiterated that history was important in order to learn from past mistakes and get a sense of direction.

    "It is important to know where we have come from so as to have better focus of where we are going. We d not want to make mistakes and that is why President Uhuru Kenyatta and I united so as to build Kenya," Odinga added.

    Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege during a meeting held by Mt Kenya leaders at Kemu University on Saturday, July 24
    Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege during a meeting held by Mt Kenya leaders at Kemu University on Saturday, July 24
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