Raila Odinga holds first public rally in Kibera since Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election

  • Raila Odinga pointed an accusing finger at the police for using excessive force
  • He stated that the deaths in Kibera following the announcement were disheartening
  • He appealed for his supporters to remain calm and maintain peace

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga on 13th of August 2017 visited Kibera with a host of other leaders including Senator James Orengo following the skirmishes that rocked the area after the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as President.

Speaking at the rally, Mr Odinga pointed an accusing finger at the police for using excessive force to quell the protests.

Odinga said that he had come to the area to mourn and remember those who died on Saturday.

“Nimekuja kusema pole…nataka tukae kimya kwa dakika moja tukumbuke wale waliouawa jana,” said the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader.

He appealed for calm and called on the residents to maintain peace as they explored other avenues to address their grievances.

NASA leaders are expected to announce their next move on Tuesday following the disputed outcome of the 2017 General Elections.

Raila Odinga is expected to tour Mathare, which also experienced violence later today.


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