Jubilee leaders demand Raila apologises over remarks

Sunday June 18 2017

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale (left) and Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, former ODM Youth Antony Kabagendi and Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura addressing Journalists at Jubilee Headquarters on June 18, 2017. PHOTO | LEONARD ONYANGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale (left) and Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, former ODM Youth Antony Kabagendi and Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura addressing Journalists at Jubilee Headquarters on June 18, 2017. PHOTO | LEONARD ONYANGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By LEONARD ONYANGO
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Jubilee Party leaders want National Super Alliance (Nasa) Presidential candidate Raila Odinga to publicly apologise for allegedly uttering inciting remarks in Kajiado County.

Speaking in Nairobi, led by Secretary General Raphael Tuju and National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale, the Jubilee leaders castigated Mr Odinga terming his remarks as reckless.

Mr Duale demanded that Mr Odinga issues an apology over his remarks.

“Raila Odinga can't look for votes by dividing the country.

“NCIC, DPP should not waste time to investigate Mr Odinga. He is a leader and must come out and honourably apologise to Kenyans,” he said during a press conference at the party headquarters in Nairobi.

LEAFLETS

Already, tension has started to build in the region with leaflets being spread on Sunday calling on members of certain tribes to leave before August 8.

However, the government has allayed fears that non-locals will be ejected.

The former Prime Minister has come under fire from Jubilee brigades after was captured on tape camera addressing the public, where he is heard cautioning them against selling their land to unnamed people.

“We demand that Mr Odinga comes out and apologise to Kenyans for the sake of peace. I can confess here that in 2007, ODM party, which I was a member, used the same hatred techniques through, 41 tribes against one. And we saw what happened afterwards,” said Mr Duale.

PUBLIC APOLOGY

The Garissa Township MP said that Mr Odinga, being a national leader, should not be investigated for making inflammatory utterances but instead come out and offer an apology.

“It is a waste of time for the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) to initiate investigation against Mr Odinga.

“He is a presidential candidate and respected leader so what we are demanding from him is a public apology,” said Mr Duale.