Raila condemns yesterday’s chaos, as Murang’a leaders distance themselves from the fracas.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga has condemned yesterday’s chaos in Kenol, Muranga where a group of youths allegedly ferried from different parts crashed with locals ahead of DP Ruto’s visit in Muranga for Church service.
Raila said the crash resulted from early campaigns that have been going on in the country raising the political temperatures. He said if the situation is not tamed, such myhems may escalate as the polls approaches and could lead to loss of lives as well as the stagnation of development projects.
“If these early campaigns persist could spiral out of control and we will stagnate as a country as the government will not deliver much in the remaining 2 years. Furthermore, the seeds of violence being planted could easily follow us into the election, with grave consequences,” wrote Raila.
However, Raila’s sentiments seem to contradict since he has been on the other hand leading the BBI brigade that has been advocating for constitution reforms and such ahead of 2022 polls.
The BBI campaigns headed by Raila and Uhuru after the duo’s controversial ‘handshake’ has since triggered their opponents to counter the faction in their respective rallies, raising the political temperatures in the country.
The two groups reportedly crashed in Kenol, Muranga county yesterday ahead of DP Ruto’s planned visit for Church service and funds drive, which left 2 people dead and others injured amid the fracas.
The faction allied to DP accused some Muranga leaders led by the woman rep Sabina Chege of planning and orchestrating the chaos in a bid to block the DP from the function.
In her defense, Sabina rubbished the accusations as unfounded and said that the chaos could have been stage managed to earn Ruto sympathy from Muranga residents. The controversial woman rep also has since fired back at Ruto telling him to reconstruct the Kiambaa church burnt down during 2007 post election violence if he is really genuine in his contributions.
As the exchange of words and blames takes an ugly twist, Raila has urged the government to move with speed and fairy but firmly deal with the individuals behind the violence, to serve as an example to others