Swearing in Raila Odinga as president is treason, warns the National Council of Elders

Raila Odinga
  • Opposition’s threat to swear in Raila Odinga as president is treason
  • This is according to the National Council of Elders
  • The group stated that the threats amounted to intimidation

The Opposition’s threat to swear in Raila Odinga as president is treason, the National Council of Elders has said.

Council chairman Phares Ruteere said the Opposition’s plan to swear in Mr Odinga amounts to intimidation of Kenyans who elected President Kenyatta in the October 26 repeat poll which Raila boycotted.

 Mr Ruteere said by giving the repeat election a wide berth, the Opposition chief had ceded his claim for the presidency, and thus should wait until 2022.

 “Uhuru was able to sell his development agenda in most of the counties, save for those in Nyanza and a part of Western.

He commands a lot of support across Kenya and that is why residents were able to give him votes as Raila stayed away,” Ruteere, also the secretary general of Njuri Ncheke Council of Elders, said yesterday.

At the same time, Ruteere advised elders and the clergy in all parts of Kenya to preach peace. “We should leave the debate on legal issues in the country to Parliament.

Elders and the clergy should put more efforts in spreading peace messages across Kenya,” he said.

 


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