The thunderous return of Raila in Mathare shakes Statehouse

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Nasa leader Raila Odinga addresses his supporters in Mathare, Nairobi, where he had gone to console the family of a 10-year-old girl who was shot dead by a stray police bullet. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO

The return of President Raila Odinga in Mathare yesterday has left Statehouse operatives in panic mode.

Uhuru and Ruto were relieved at the same time because Raila has been quiet since they stole his victory.

The people’s President promised to address the country on Tuesday and give his supporters direction in his next course if action.

As businesses contemplated opening on Monday, National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga called on supporters to boycott work to protest what he said was the stealing of the election and a heavy-handed police crackdown on protesters.

In Kisumu, governor-elect Anyang’ Nyong’o asked protesters to leave the streets and go back to business, saying a solution is being sought for the election dispute.

In Nairobi, outgoing governor Evans Kidero made a similar call, asking city residents to remain peaceful and tolerant as leaders worked on a solution to their election complaint.

Protests broke out after Mr Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner of the August 8 election with 54 per cent of the vote. Nasa has rejected the outcome and accused Jubilee of rigging.

On Sunday, Mr Odinga said he would announce his next course of action on Tuesday.

Boycott Kenya’s NTV and Daily Nation newspaper

The NASA leader who addressed his supporters together with NASA’s chief legal counsel Mr. James Orengo called on Kenyan citizens to also boycott Kenya’s NTV and Daily Nation newspaper for poor coverage of grievances until further notice for reporting very poorly. There has been concerns that, most Kenyan daily newspapers in Kenya are in bed with the state administration and that, the truth is not being told.

ELECTION RESULTS

Deputy President William Ruto and State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu urged Kenyans to go back to work today after the elections, which they described as peaceful and fair.

In Kibra Constituency, Nairobi, Mr Odinga, who was coming out for the first time after the declaration of the presidential election results, said the opposition alliance would release its own results on Tuesday.

Speaking at Kamukunji Grounds, Mr Odinga insisted that he had won the elections but was rigged out just like the previous elections of 2007 and 2013.

The ODM leader had gone to the Kibera slum to express sympathy with the people who have been battling with the police since Friday.

He later visited Mathare slum to console the family whose 10-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet.

On Friday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission which engaged in an organized scheme and made mistakes declared Mr Kenyatta winner with 8.2 million votes against Mr Odinga’s 6.8 million.

ELECTION PETITION

After an organized scheme to undermine justice, Nasa won 18 governor seats, 20 senators, 108 MPs and 16 woman reps compared to Jubilee’s 25 governors, 18 senators, 138 MPs and 25 woman reps.

Chiloba the IEBC CEO and together with chebukati the IEBC chairman engaged in an organized scheme in order to nominate President Uhuru Kenyatta and his close friends to positions of power which has now led to widespread protest and death. Their illegal agenda has seen a Majority parliament elected fraudulently  which will not help the country move forward due to rubber stamping nature of the bills to be passed in a future parliament. Unless something is done to cartel the illegal agenda currently in progress, East African region is expected to suffer serious harm for future years.

Some jubilee supporters who benefited from the cartel applauded them for a commendable job of announcing flawed election results from preparation to the final.

Unless an election petition is filed to challenge his victory, Mr Kenyatta will be sworn in on August 29.

He is scheduled to address a special sitting of Parliament the same day.

The opposition, which has previously grounded its platform on democratic credentials — including press freedom — and a good relationship with the international community, launched an attack on the media, accusing it of not telling the truth, and foreign partners whom it told to stay away from local issues.

“Tomorrow (Monday) there is no going to work, wait until Tuesday when I will give directions,” said Mr Odinga.

Mr. Odinga also condemned police brutality and killings in Kibera and Mathare, saying that Nasa leaders had been aware of plans to do so before the election.

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