ODM condemns Raila Odinga’s humiliation at JKIA


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ODM condemns Raila Odinga's humiliation at JKIA

Updated Tuesday, June 4th 2013 at 15:02 GMT +3
By Roselyne Obala and Geoffrey Mosoku


NAIROBI, KENYA: ODM leaders have condemned humiliation of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ( JKIA) and demanded an apology from Government.

The MPs led by South Mugirango MP Manson Nyamweya expressed dismay at the way their party leader was treated by junior officers at the
airport.

They said that was the second time the former PM was subjected to such humiliation citing a similar incident where he was barred from the VIP lounge in Mombasa for an hour alongside Governor Hassan Joho.

Nyamweya said if the trend is allowed to continue, other former leaders such as Mwai Kibaki will be subjected to such treatment.

"Junior officers acted on the strength of a circular issued by Secretary to Cabinet Francis Kimemia," said Nyamweya saying the Government should apologies and desist from embarrassing the former PM.

Nominated senator Janet Ong'era told the Jubilee government to accord respect to Odinga and his family.

Ong'era said it was unfortunate that some officials in government still cling to the past behaviors in trying to demean the former PM following Monday's incident where Raila was barred from accessing the VIP lounge at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

"It's absurd that some mandarins operating from the office of the president want to subject Right Honourable
Raila Odinga to humiliation," she said.


my take: hivi vip lounge ni kwa ajili ya maais tu au na watu mashuri?...why odinga not kibaki au moi? je hizi ni siasa za visasi?
 
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hivi vip lounge ni kwa ajili ya maais tu au na watu mashuri?...why odinga not kibaki au moi? je hizi ni siasa za visasi?
Odinga hastahili heshima hiyo kwakuwa kwa tamaa zake alitaka kuingiza nchi kwenye machafuko.
 
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soma hapa ndipo ujue maana ya VIP Kenya.



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Raila Odinga, and the Undying Quest for a VIP Status

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"… I was sitting somewhere and saw people walking in, who have swindled this country and walk in through the VIP entrance at the airport, yet when they go to other countries, they are treated with the contempt they deserve. but when they come in here, they walk in as VIPs. I want to talk about one or two whom you know. They are here. They come as VIPs. They are swindlers. Where are the Pattnis and the Somaias? They are swindlers, yet they walk around here as free as birds and we give them all the respect."

Hon. Shakeel Shabir, Kisumu Town East MP. Wednesday, 1st December, 2010. The Hansard


This week, the debate resurfaced, on who, exactly, qualifies to be a Kenyan very important person. It did not begin in Parliament but at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Raila Odinga, debatably Kenya's most experienced politician, had checked in for his routine flight to Kisumu via the VIP pavilion but was turned away "on orders from a high-ranking official from the Office of the President."

The Kenya Airports Authority have since clarified the matter, but the Orange Democratic Movement, Raila Odinga's wounded political outfit, is demanding "nothing short of an apology from the Office of the President."


"…Mr. Speaker, Sir. Again, security at Wilson Airport is wanting. Any Member of Parliament, or person who feels like a VIP will go through the VIP lounge and gain access to Wilson Airport…"

Hon. William Kabogo, Juja MP. 12th June, 2010. The Hansard.


From the above statement, two things can be deduced. That being an MP guarantees VIP access to government installations, and, if you cant make it to parliament, for one reason or another, the only thing you have to do is to "feel" like a VIP, and voila! However, to restrict the VIP access pass to parliamentarians and brain manipulation is missing the point. There is need to understand why, or why not, Raila Odinga would require the limited edition VVIP pass.

Raila Odinga is no longer a local politician but a global brand name. In April, after the Supreme Court declared Uhuru Kenyatta President, a friend from a major newspaper confided in me that newspaper sales had declined ever since Raila Odinga ceased to be front page news.

But why would Uhuru Kenyatta's image attract such a targeted boycott?, I asked. "Because supporters of Raila Odinga are passionate fans who worship him almost to a demi-god status." He gave me the example of reported cases around the country where internal decorations are made with newspaper cuttings of Raila Odinga. "They call him Baba", he told me, "he's a father figure to them, he's more than a politician."

Odinga's heavyweight status need no reminder. This is one individual who has been the poster image of Kenya's reform process. He stuck his chin out and orchestrated the most daring political acts, then, by arm-twisting iron-fisted Daniel Moi into signing a political merger then clearing KANU from within, planting Mwai Kibaki as NARC's figure-head and completing Moi's humiliation at the December 2002 polls. In NARC, he checked the government from within, consistently disagreeing with President Mwai Kibaki in principle, out of love for his country, and when the ‘Mount Kenya Mafia' had had enough of his abrasiveness, they cut him loose with the hope that he suffers the same fate as his colleagues whose political survival depended on licking the boots of the President of the day. But Raila Odinga often rolls on his own momentum, and before long he was back again keeping the government in check.

Kenyans love him, few hate him. All agree that the sacrifices he has made for his country are unprecedented. If a badge of honour was to be awarded for the most consistent Kenyan patriot, Odinga would have no competitors. He's folklore, his legendary status must be immortalized. A VVIP pass is the least we can give this man to say "thank you" for the physical and emotional scars he got in the line of duty saving Kenya from pig-headed, hyena-like enemies of this nation.

Gabriel Oguda, 2013


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Odinga hastahili heshima hiyo kwakuwa kwa tamaa zake alitaka kuingiza nchi kwenye machafuko.
Kivipi Mkuu alitaka kuleta machafuko..?
 
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Nairobi ….June 4th, 2013….. Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) would like to clarify that the former Prime Minister and his wife were not denied access to the VIP lounge at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Contrary to reports appearing in sections of the media, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his wife Ida were allowed access and the use of the Government VIP Lounge on Monday and last Friday respectively.
However, no convoy can drive to the airside, because JKIA is a highly restricted security zone.
According to national security regulations, only vehicle convoys belonging to the President of Kenya, visiting Heads of State and the Deputy President of Kenya can access the airside at any of the airports in Kenya.
JKIA has three VIP Lounges – the State Pavilion for the President of Kenya and visiting Heads of State, the VIP III Lounge for the Deputy President of Kenya and Retired Heads of State and the Government VIP Lounge for Ambassadors and Government VIPs.
The former Prime Minister has unrestricted access to the Government VIP Lounge.


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Usiku huu kuna blog wamepost picha kwamba wamemnyima access ya kutumia vip lounge tena,akiwa safarini kwenda south Africa..
 
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Nairobi ….June 4th, 2013….. Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) would like to clarify that the former Prime Minister and his wife were not denied access to the VIP lounge at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Contrary to reports appearing in sections of the media, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his wife Ida were allowed access and the use of the Government VIP Lounge on Monday and last Friday respectively.
However, no convoy can drive to the airside, because JKIA is a highly restricted security zone.
According to national security regulations, only vehicle convoys belonging to the President of Kenya, visiting Heads of State and the Deputy President of Kenya can access the airside at any of the airports in Kenya.
JKIA has three VIP Lounges – the State Pavilion for the President of Kenya and visiting Heads of State, the VIP III Lounge for the Deputy President of Kenya and Retired Heads of State and the Government VIP Lounge for Ambassadors and Government VIPs.
The former Prime Minister has unrestricted access to the Government VIP Lounge.


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anastaili kuwa kwenye namba ngapi hapo? Ile next time isitokee aibu kama hii..wakenya mbona mnakuwa wabaguzi hivyo?..
 
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Kitendo chake kukataa kukubali matokeo wakati nchi ilikuwa kwenye hali tete baada ya uchaguzi.
ndio tatizo la kuongozwa na wavuta bangi..huyu nae kawa blinded kabisaa na lile jani la jamaica
 
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Ukabila Kenya utawauwa, anyway ndiyo demokrasia yenyewe maana hata wavuta bangi wanaweza kukalia kiti kitakatifu. Duniani kuna mambo!!!#
 
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Ukabila Kenya utawauwa, anyway ndiyo demokrasia yenyewe maana hata wavuta bangi wanaweza kukalia kiti kitakatifu. Duniani kuna mambo!!!#
umeona mkuu,ikulu imekuwa pango la wanyang'anyi,wauaji,wavuta bangi.ndio maana tunaona manyanyaso na kuwakosea heshima,kulipa visasi.
 
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Kitendo chake kukataa kukubali matokeo wakati nchi ilikuwa kwenye hali tete baada ya uchaguzi.
Kaka usichume dhambi bure, Raila alikuwa na haki ya kudai haki iliyonyimwa na vyombo husika n hajataka kuleta Machafuko ni kwamba alidai haki haikutendekea na katiba yao inaruhusi kama kuna hali ambayo imetokea ya sintofahamu alalamike na ndivyo alivyofanya. Kusema uchaguzi urudiwe ni katiba ndio inasema kwamba kama kuna issues zilizotokea na ikathibitika makosa uchaguzi urudiwe sasa yeye alifuata kama katiba inavyosema na hakuwa na nia ya kuleta machafuko kwenye nchi yake alikozaliwa. Alitaka ifuatwe haki kama katiba inavyosema lakini ikakataliwa
 
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Huyu bwana amesema mara nyingi kuwa uongozi wa moi ulikuwa wa mabavu na wenye dhuluma. Sasa kuna serikali ambao haiongozi kimabavu..what does this man really want?? lazima aende nyumbani apoze kichwa chake huyu maana kalogwa na siasa na kapeleka siasa hata kwenye viwanja vya ndege na sehemu ambazo siasa haipaswi kupelekwa
..juzi mombasa airport.. leo JKIA..kesho tuasikia Kisumu airport anangangania kuimiliki..Wajamaa Aisee tunaelekea wapi..
KAA wametoa reporti kukanusha madai haya.

tuna uhuru na amani, but this man is up to something fishy as usual with those CIA. Cant do his business silently...Hawezi kuondoka nchini polepole lazima ipigwe baragumu kwamba aondoka nchini...
 
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Huyu bwana amesema mara nyingi kuwa uongozi wa moi ulikuwa wa mabavu na wenye dhuluma. Sasa kuna serikali ambao haiongozi kimabavu..what does this man really want?? lazima aende nyumbani apoze kichwa chake huyu maana kalogwa na siasa na kapeleka siasa hata kwenye viwanja vya ndege na sehemu ambazo siasa haipaswi kupelekwa
..juzi mombasa airport.. leo JKIA..kesho tuasikia Kisumu airport anangangania kuimiliki..Wajamaa Aisee tunaelekea wapi..
KAA wametoa reporti kukanusha madai haya.

tuna uhuru na amani, but this man is up to something fishy as usual with those CIA. Cant do his business silently...Hawezi kuondoka nchini polepole lazima ipigwe baragumu kwamba aondoka nchini...
nyie ndio mna roho mbaya na visasi vya kikabila na wivu wa bangi sijui,kwa nini mnamnyima access ya vip launge namba mbili?leo amekuwa takataka kwenu..kama arthur brothers tena wanyanganyi,wauaji,wauza madawa ya julevya,hitmen for hire..mliwatreat kama kings,leo mtu wenu mnamtreat kama takataka kwa kuwa amekataa offer ya kazi yenu,au kwa kuwa ni mpinzani.,aibu sana nyie hamtufai hata kwenye EAC, mtatusumbua sana wabaguzi mmo..nyie mnamuona wa nini kwa wenzenu akienda anapewa ukaribisho kwenye vip.
 
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nyie ndio mna roho mbaya na visasi vya kikabila na wivu wa bangi sijui,kwa nini mnamnyima access ya vip launge namba mbili?leo amekuwa takataka kwenu..kama arthur brothers tena wanyanganyi,wauaji,wauza madawa ya julevya,hitmen for hire..mliwatreat kama kings,leo mtu wenu mnamtreat kama takataka kwa kuwa amekataa offer ya kazi yenu,au kwa kuwa ni mpinzani.,aibu sana nyie hamtufai hata kwenye EAC, mtatusumbua sana wabaguzi mmo..nyie mnamuona wa nini kwa wenzenu akienda anapewa ukaribisho kwenye vip.
Tuna kubali kwamba baada yake odinga kukataa matokeo ya uchaguzi ni mengi yanapaswa kutokea. mbona kila wakati sokomoko? nakumbuka kulikuwa na wagombea urais zaidi ya kumi na nne ambao wanane ndio waliangaziwa, mbona vituko vyao hatuvionai kwenye vyombo vya habari..What is so special about this fellow au Unataka kutudanganya eti mtu akiwa mwanasiasa popular anaruhusiwa kukosa maadili. labda unijuzi mie ndo nikuelewe!!..

kukataa kushirikiana kazi aliyoipewa inadhihirisha ni mtu mkabila. ndo hata yeye na wafuasi wake wanabebana na chuki na visasi kwenye mtandao na popote pale kila wakati...kenya is too big man...

mwingine kalonzo tayari ameshaanza kukumbana na kashfa za uwizi wa maploti kwenye habari na anawania kuingia useneta mbooni ili kukwepa mkono mrefu wa sheria. Ina maana hawa wanasiasa wanajikinga kutumia vyeo lakini sheria na haki hazichukui muda kunena.

Tunawalisha hao wabunge mishahara kutoka ushuru ya mwananchi na bado wanagoma kuanza kazi sbabu nyongesa. miaka nyingi ndo wabunge wamekuwa wakiwahadaa wakenya hivi. Natumaini watakutana na wenye kura hivi karibuni kwenye debe. Wasiende bungeni wakasahau Kenya ina mwamko mpya mambo ya kale hayana mshiko tena..
 
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Raila blocked from airport's VIP lounge



Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga . Mr Owalo complained that Mr Odinga's wife, Ida, had been subjected to similar treatment last Friday. PHOTO /FILE

By PETER LEFTIE pmutibo@ke.nationmedia.com
Posted Monday, June 3 2013 at 21:45


Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was Monday blocked from using a lounge normally reserved for VIPs at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.

The Nation learnt that it took the intervention of top government officials for authorities at the JKIA to allow Mr Odinga to access VIP3 lounge normally used by high ranking government officials- both past and present.

He was scheduled to fly to Kisumu in the afternoon.

Mr Odinga's chief campaign manager during the March 4 General Election Eliud Owalo blamed the incident on senior government officials he said were out to humiliate the former PM.

"I am aware there was an incident at the airport. There is a section of government officials who are using intimidation tactics that were used during the dark Kanu era," he claimed.

Mr Owalo complained that Mr Odinga's wife, Ida, had been subjected to similar treatment last Friday.

"Security personnel at JKIA claim they are acting on the basis of a letter written by Mr Francis Kimemia, whose contents they have been instructed to enforce ‘to the letter' at all airports within the country," he said in a statement.

He demanded that the government makes a public apology to Mr Odinga over the two incidents.

The government moved fast to downplay the incident, blaming it on "over-enthusiastic" civil servants and vowed to take disciplinary action against anybody found to have subjected Mr Odinga to such humiliation.

"That (blocking him from using the VIP lounge) is not an official position of this government that treats Raila with a lot of respect, said government spokesman Muthui Kariuki.

An official at Foreign Affairs ministry, which is in charge of VIP lounges at Kenya's international airports also distanced itself from the incident, pointing fingers at the JKIA security.

Raila blocked from airport
 
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Tuna kubali kwamba baada yake odinga kukataa matokeo ya uchaguzi ni mengi yanapaswa kutokea. mbona kila wakati sokomoko? nakumbuka kulikuwa na wagombea urais zaidi ya kumi na nne ambao wanane ndio waliangaziwa, mbona vituko vyao hatuvionai kwenye vyombo vya habari..What is so special about this fellow au Unataka kutudanganya eti mtu akiwa mwanasiasa popular anaruhusiwa kukosa maadili. labda unijuzi mie ndo nikuelewe!!..

kukataa kushirikiana kazi aliyoipewa inadhihirisha ni mtu mkabila. ndo hata yeye na wafuasi wake wanabebana na chuki na visasi kwenye mtandao na popote pale kila wakati...kenya is too big man...

mwingine kalonzo tayari ameshaanza kukumbana na kashfa za uwizi wa maploti kwenye habari na anawania kuingia useneta mbooni ili kukwepa mkono mrefu wa sheria. Ina maana hawa wanasiasa wanajikinga kutumia vyeo lakini sheria na haki hazichukui muda kunena.

Tunawalisha hao wabunge mishahara kutoka ushuru ya mwananchi na bado wanagoma kuanza kazi sbabu nyongesa. miaka nyingi ndo wabunge wamekuwa wakiwahadaa wakenya hivi. Natumaini watakutana na wenye kura hivi karibuni kwenye debe. Wasiende bungeni wakasahau Kenya ina mwamko mpya mambo ya kale hayana mshiko tena..
kibaridi leo umetetea hoja kitoto sana..uwezi kumlinganisha odinga na mgombea aliyepata kura less than 1m...kukataa offer ya kenyatta ni inaonyesha kwamba hakuwa na njaa ya kazi ndugu kibaridi,..last time alikubali u pm mkasema alikuwa na njaa ya mamlaka leo kakataa mkabila....kama kalonzo anataka u senator ili afiche maovu ya mashamba,kumbe hata uhuru na ruto pia wameficha maovu yao kwenye urais na umakamu coz na wenyewe wamo kwenye ripoti..
 
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kibaridi leo umetetea hoja kitoto sana..uwezi kumlinganisha odinga na mgombea aliyepata kura less than 1m...kukataa offer ya kenyatta ni inaonyesha kwamba hakuwa na njaa ya kazi ndugu kibaridi,..last time alikubali u pm mkasema alikuwa na njaa ya mamlaka leo kakataa mkabila....kama kalonzo anataka u senator ili afiche maovu ya mashamba,kumbe hata uhuru na ruto pia wameficha maovu yao kwenye urais na umakamu coz na wenyewe wamo kwenye ripoti..
Nijuavyo ni inapofikia uchaguzi wa 2017 chama cha CORD inaweza kuwa imebadilika kuwa chama kignine. there is no guarantee kwamba cord itabaki kuwa cord. Tutarajie kwamba njia za uongozi kwenye CORD itafikia mabadiliko kiasi kuweza kukubalika na wakenya kwa jumla.. nawale waliogombea urais pia ni wakenya. nyie ndo mwamuharibia sifa huyu bana.

halafu ndo he humbles himself kwanza. the problem with politicians ni kwamba they are selfish and full of themselves.

naona angekubali mwito ingekuwa bora kama ushirikiano ungefaidi wananchi kuwaletea mabadiliko. FOR The SAke of the people if you understand what i mean. hakuna anayemlazimisha huyu kwa haya yote huja kwa hiari ya mtu binafsi.
 
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Kitendo chake kukataa kukubali matokeo wakati nchi ilikuwa kwenye hali tete baada ya uchaguzi.
..think using your brain kaka!...sasa ulitaka akubali matokeo ambayo hayakuwa sahihi???
 

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