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Uhuru, Ruto fury over Raila talk

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Geza Ulole, Mar 11, 2012.

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    Relations between Prime Minister Raila Odinga and G7 Alliance leaders Mr Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr William Ruto may not have been good at all but they most certainly just got worse.
    Having come together to stop a Raila presidency and bound by a conviction that the PM relishes in their travails over the International Criminal Court trials, Odinga's Saturday's statement that their crimes are worse than murder and they should be committed to jail, just rubbed salt into a festering wound opened up by the contentious dossier already disowned by the British Government last week.
    The statement tabled in Parliament cast Raila as the man UK should back, President Kibaki as a possible target of ICC indictment upon retirement next year, and purported Ruto and Uhuru would be slapped with The Hague's arrest warrants to frustrate their bids for State House.

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    [TD]Bishop Thomas Kakala prays for Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North legislator William Ruto during a prayer meeting at Malindi Stadium, last month. PM Odinga has claimed the duo are inciting the public against International Criminal Court. [PHOTO: MAARUFU MOHAMED/STANDARD]

    Now Uhuru and Ruto are back on Raila's tracks, buoyed by fury over his statements. Signs Raila may not be happy with the turn of events was discernible from his declining to comment on the remarks by Ruto and Uhuru on Sunday, as well the wait-and-see attitude adopted by some of his most outspoken defenders in Orange Democratic Movement.
    But one thing is certain, the statement coming just hours after both G7 leaders lost their bid to appeal against being committed to full trial at The Hague, surely hardened positions between the two political blocs - something that predictably, would last till election date and transition into Kenya's fourth Presidency next year.
    Big plot
    A dejected Uhuru asked Raila to stop making remarks that could allegedly polarise the country and pointed out the fact Kenya was transiting through a sensitive period. "It is very unfortunate for him to make such remarks during this sensitive time in the country. He must not be allowed to polarise our country in this manner. It is such reckless remarks that led to the 2007 crisis," said Uhuru in a statement circulated by his Director of Communication Mr Munyori Buku.
    Uhuru, however, appeared not done with Raila as he promised to issue a "comprehensive statement" soon.

    Ruto who is also the Eldoret MP claimed Raila's statement confirms his alleged role in a scheme against Uhuru and himself with regard to the ICC case.
    Ruto told Raila not to bother with Kenyans praying for them because they have not asked him to join the prayer sessions.
    The Eldoret North MP claimed that, on the contrary, it was Raila who ought to be behind bars since he was the principal beneficiary of the 2007-2008 post-elections violence. "He is in the position of Prime Minister not because of votes by Kenyans but because of the violence that rocked the country after the disputed elections," said Ruto.
    Both were reacting to a statement that was circulated to newsrooms on Saturday by the Raila Odinga Secretariat over allegations that the British Government wants Uhuru and Ruto jailed before June.
    The statement signed by Raila Odinga Secretariat, and not Raila himself, on March 10, 2012, said crimes against humanity were worse than murder yet the Kenyan suspects remained free, traversing the country holding prayer meetings.
    It continued: "While Kenyans suspected of the lesser crime of murder conduct their prayers only behind the forbidden walls of Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, often for years before their cases are heard."

    http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=2000053883&cid=4&ttl=Uhuru%2C+Ruto+fury+over+Ra ila+talk

    Typical of hypocricy of highest order while RAO kept quiet all along when they were traversing the whole country yet indicted at the Hague, he has moral authority to speak like that to his PM who is free of charges at anywhere on this Earth! ati ana-polarize the country? what is he and Ruto doing on their never ending rallies that attack RAO left and right?

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