Sabina Chege Apologises to Raila

  • Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege (left) and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
    Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege (left) and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
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  • Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege has publicly apologised to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga over her past comments.

    Speaking in Nyeri during an event attended by the former Prime Minister on Sunday, May 1, the soft-spoken politician revealed that her apology covered the entire Mt Kenya which had once described him as a mad man.

    He further defended the ODM leader against his opponents who claimed that he never attended church services arguing that she had bore witness to him partaking in the Holy Sacrament.

    "Those who used to tell us Raila does not go to church, today I saw him there and he even took sacrament at the ACK church in Nyeri. It is us who called him a mad man and we want to apologise to him on behalf of myself and the entire Mt Kenya region for tarnishing his name.

    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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    "Some people will tell you that he even eats people but if he did so, Peter Kenneth would have been long gone so come and greet him and even touch him after the meeting so you can all confirm he is a good human being who will serve our country well," stated Chege.

    She further vowed to throw her weight behind Raila, who is angling to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the upcoming August 9 General Election.

    "I also want to thank you because you decided to come and hang out with us this Labour Day. We have seen that you have the respect of former President Mwai Kibaki even though he is departed.

    "You respected him and declared 'Kibaki Tosha'. We, the people of Central, are ready to declare 'Baba Tosha'" she added.

    Raila, in his address at the venue, promised to upend the economy by lifting the Small Media Enterprises (SMEs) sector which employs over 20 million individuals.

    He also noted vowed to introduce an assembly plant to handle electric motorcycles and vehicles in the country.

    "We want to enhance the Small Medium Entreprises sector. They call it the informal sector. They should not because it employs 20 billion Kenyans. It is the biggest employer. It should be recognised and facilitated properly.

    "We want to solve accessibility in boda boda sector. We need to have proper facilities for the people. We require driving schools and assembly plant. We want to bring an assembly plant for electric vehicles into our country," he remarked.

    Raila is the Presidential runner under the Azimio la Umoja coalition and is in the race against Deputy President William Ruto who is also wooing Mt Kenya region.

    The Azimio presidential candidate was accompanied by his allies including Chege, Peter Kenneth, Stephen Tarus, Raphael Tuju, Ephraim Maina, among others. 

    Kenneth urged Mt Kenya voters not to fall for propaganda directed at the ODM leader, particularly on the conduct of his supporters. 

    "The DP is a master of contradictions, at Mwai Kibaki's burial, he proclaimed that we do not need any more handshakes but on the other hand he is always shouting about how he did much while he was a minister in the grand coalition government. Yet he got that position through Raila Odinga's handshake with Kibaki.

    "Other times he will tell you that Raila's people destroy the railway line when they are aggrieved, but we also know some of his supporters turn to bows and arrows when they are angry, at least a railway can be rehabilitated but a life cannot be taken back," the former Gatanga MP stated. 

     Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga arriving for a function.
    Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga arriving for a function.
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