Wiper MPs differ with Raila over Saba Saba rally

Two Wiper party politicians have differed with Cord leader Raila Odinga’s plan for the Saba Saba rally, saying it was against the tenets of democratic dialogue on national issues.

Speaking at the sidelines of a National Assembly workshop at Serena Beach Hotel, Mombasa, over the weekend, the MPs said Mr Odinga’s (right) remark of a pending political storm was reminiscent of the political tsunami talk prior to the 2007 General Election.

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Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka expressed disappointment that the former Prime Minister’s agenda on the national dialogue was not the kind of politics that could breed peace and harmony among Kenyans.

“As leaders we are getting worried, his motives may not be very good for this country. The talk of a coming political storm could be a precursor of planned chaos,” he said, challenging the Cord principal to explain what he meant by ‘storm’ when he addressed a rally in Eastleigh, Nairobi, last week.

His Mwala counterpart Vincent Musyoka said it was wrong for the opposition to demand dialogue on the streets while there were constitutional institutions that could be used to bring the desired changes.

“We are keen as the opposition to query government’s procurement procedures, but the same opposition cannot use the institutions we have in place,” he said.

The MP appealed to ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to take a keen interest in what is happening in the country, saying it was similar to the events that preceded the 2007 Post-Election Violence.


Cord Leaders from left, Anyang Nyongo, Kalonzo Musyoka, Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula at a press conference at Orange House in Nairobi on the June 3,2014. Cord has demanded a national dialogue conference, arguing that Kenya is in a crisis. The Opposition cites insecurity, corruption, devolution, national unity and inclusivity, IEBC, and international isolation. PHOTO/EVANS HABIL

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