Raila Takes Stand on Uhuru & Kenyatta Family's Links to Corruption

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    Raila Odinga at the World Economic Forum.
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  • Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Amollo Odinga has taken a firm stand regarding corruption allegations linked to President Uhuru Kenyatta and the entire First family.

    Speaking to BBC Africa on Thursday, July 20, the former Prime Minister maintained that he would not spare anyone in the fight against graft.

    Responding to BBC Africa journalist Anne Soy's question, Raila clarified that  should Uhuru or any member of his family be implicated, then the law would take its course.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at Bomas of Kenya
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at Bomas of Kenya
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    "Nobody is indispensable in the war against corruption. So we will deal with everybody equally," Raila reiterated.

    "Certainly, Kenyans know that I stand very strongly against corruption," the former Prime Minister told BBC Africa.

    The former Kibra Member of Parliament further dispelled reports that Uhuru will have an active role in his administration if he wins the August 9 General Election.

    He, however, detailed that Uhuru would advise the Azimio government, especially on diplomatic and international issues.

    "He can be an advisor, he can support the government in terms of things that they are doing particularly internationally.

    He will not play any role in government. He's said he is retiring and going home," Raila explained.

    With days to August 9, Raila maintained that he is committed to accepting the outcome of the polls on the condition that it is a free and fair exercise.

    So far, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared four candidates to square it out in a race to succeed President Uhuru as the country's next Head of State.

    Raila and Ruto are the front runners in what has been billed as one of Kenya's most competitive elections, as the former PM takes the fifth stab at the presidency.

    Others in the race include Agano Party candidate David Mwaure and his Roots Party counterpart Prof George Luchiri Wajackoyah.

    Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua during the launch of their manifesto on June 6, 2022.
    Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua during the launch of their manifesto on June 6, 2022.
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