VIDEO: Aden Duale blasts Raila over Nairobi chaos
Jubilee Party leaders have blasted the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, over protests that rocked Nairobi on Friday.
Led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, the leaders asked Raila to accept that President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta won the October 26 repeat presidential election.
“How many lives do you want to see lost and property lost for you to reach where you want? Kenyans voted for President Uhuru and you moved to court, we accepted the ruling and the President was also elected on October, you cannot therefore continue charging Kenyans when the dice has been cast,” said Duale.
Elgeyo Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said that the former Prime Minister should accept the will of the people as was exercised on August 8 and October 26 repeat presidential poll.
“It is unfortunate what we witnesses yesterday (Friday) where an old woman was stabbed and robbed of bananas and more property destroyed. It is sad that a leader who was once a Prime Minister is profiling a community to just churn a path to power.
“If God designed you to be an Opposition leader then be contented and serve the people. Otherwise this is just a waste of time and energy because Kenyans made their decision and elected President Uhuru Kenyatta, make peace with that,” Murkomen pointed out.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko also condemned the chaos and asked the Opposition leader to take responsibility.
The leaders spoke at a burial ceremony of the late Nyeri governor Wahome Gakuru.
Raila on Friday condemned chaos that marred his return from the US.
Raila blamed President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Government for orchestrating violence against his supporters.
“NASA strongly condemns what has happened today, that is becoming a pattern in our country. We hold President Uhuru Kenyatta and his illegitimate regime responsible for this absurd and unfortunate turn of events. The President has the blood of innocent Kenyans on his hands,” Raila stressed.
The former Prime Minister pointed out that acts of brutality spearheaded by security officials confirms Jubilee’s dictatorship that is taking root in Kenya.
He urged Kenyans of goodwill to take action and support him to ensure that Jubilee Government is ejected from office.
“Today’s use of maximum brute force confirms our fears that a dictatorship is taking root in Kenya. As citizens, we have a duty and responsibility to stop it now before the roots go too deep,” he said.
Raila also likened President-elect Uhuru to Yaya Jammeh in the Gambia, Blaise Compaore in Burkina Faso among other controversial African leaders.
“Kenyans however need to take heart that the path Uhuru is taking is a beaten one. It is the same path that was taken by Yaya Jammeh in the Gambia, Blaise Compaore in Burkina Faso, Laurent Gbagbo in Ivory Coast, Faure Gnassingbe in Togo and now Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. The results here will not be different,” stated Raila.
Five people lost their lives and several others were injured including Kathiani Member of Parliament Robert Mbui when police clashed with NASA supporters in Nairobi.
According to police spokesman George Kinoti, the dead were stoned to death by angry mobs in different incidences after they were allegedly caught stealing.