NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has absolved himself from the blame over the protests witnessed in Kisumu, Kibra and Mathare after IEBC declared President Uhuru the winner of the just concluded 2017 elections.
Speaking during an interview on CNN, Raila said he did not tell anyone to protest because he does not control them. However, he noted that the residents were demonstrating because they wanted justice.
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Nonetheless, he called on his supporters to remain calm as they deliberate on their next course of action.
“We know the consequences of 2007 and we do not want to see a repeat of the same anymore,” Raila stated.
Embakasi East MP Electr, who is a diehard of Raila Odinga, Babu Owino , stormed Bomas and demanded to ask a question during the IEBC briefing by CEO Ezra Chiloba.
Standing at the designated place for journalists, Babu Owino shouted at Chiloba demanding to be given a chance to ask a question and in the process causing bringing everything to a standstill.
However, Chiloba ruled him out of order telling him to register any complaint he might have at the party agent’s registration desk.
“If you have anything to ask, just go to the party’s agent desk,” Chiloba said .
Owino continued to shout but his efforts this time were thwarted by Jubilee agents who were at Bomas who shouted him down
Nevertheless, The United Kingdom has congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election following the August 8 General Election.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commended Kenyans for turning out in large numbers to cast their votes and for keeping peace throughout the voting process.
Tuesday was a historic day for Kenya, with millions of Kenyans turning out to vote in the General Election. The United Kingdom warmly congratulates President Kenyatta on his re-election,” Johnson’s press office quoted him as saying.
In his remarks on Saturday, Johnson further assured that Britain will continue working closely with Kenya which he described as a longstanding friend and ally.