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Raila returns, but plans to go back to US



Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR EDITOR


FORMER Prime Minister Raila Odinga plans to return to Kenya next Saturday but will not stay long. The Cord leader will go back to the US before the end of the year for another university lecture tour.

Raila was invited to the US by Boston University and has been there for three months. His last engagement was in Atlanta early this week where he attended a global health summit organised by CARE International.

Cord has planned multiple events to welcome back Raila including a big rally at KICC grounds. Acting ODM leader Peter Anyang' Nyong'o is chairing a joint committee of ODM, Wiper and Ford Kenya which are the three main parties in the Cord coalition.

Other committee members will be unveiled this weekend at rallies in Mlolongo and Baba Dogo in a dress rehearsal for Raila's arrival on May 31.

Cord does not want supporters at JKIA for security reasons but Raila is likely to leave the airport in an open top van to Outer Ring Road and then to Dandora, Buru Buru, Jogoo, Country Bus station, Muthurwa and finally KICC.

ODM supporters are concerned that the police has not investigated allegations of an assassination plot against Raila. Raila has been in America highlighting Africa's triumphs and challenges at high profile institutions.

He started with a speech at Harvard University. In April he traveled to Atlanta and laid a wreath on Martin Luther King's grave and visited the Martin Luther King Center where he addressed students from several universities.

He also addressed Columbia University in New York, Princeton University in New Jersey, Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, and University of Massachusetts.

He accompanied his wife to Wellesley University in Boston where she delivered a lecture. Raila asked the universities to give more scholarships Kenyan students.

In his lecture he emphasised the positives in Africa. He said malari and HIV were down and secondary school enrollment and per capita income per person were rising.

He pointed out that in the next decade at least twelve African nations will become large oil exporters injecting $3 trillion into their economies. Raila maintained throughout the tour that corruption is swallowing Africa's potential, although leaders tend to dismiss concerns about it. He said Africa loses $148 billion to corruption annually, equal to 25 percent of the continent's GDP.

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Raila returns, but plans to go back to US



Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR EDITOR


FORMER Prime Minister Raila Odinga plans to return to Kenya next Saturday but will not stay long. The Cord leader will go back to the US before the end of the year for another university lecture tour.

Raila was invited to the US by Boston University and has been there for three months. His last engagement was in Atlanta early this week where he attended a global health summit organised by CARE International.

Cord has planned multiple events to welcome back Raila including a big rally at KICC grounds. Acting ODM leader Peter Anyang' Nyong'o is chairing a joint committee of ODM, Wiper and Ford Kenya which are the three main parties in the Cord coalition.

Other committee members will be unveiled this weekend at rallies in Mlolongo and Baba Dogo in a dress rehearsal for Raila's arrival on May 31.

Cord does not want supporters at JKIA for security reasons but Raila is likely to leave the airport in an open top van to Outer Ring Road and then to Dandora, Buru Buru, Jogoo, Country Bus station, Muthurwa and finally KICC.

ODM supporters are concerned that the police has not investigated allegations of an assassination plot against Raila. Raila has been in America highlighting Africa's triumphs and challenges at high profile institutions.

He started with a speech at Harvard University. In April he traveled to Atlanta and laid a wreath on Martin Luther King's grave and visited the Martin Luther King Center where he addressed students from several universities.

He also addressed Columbia University in New York, Princeton University in New Jersey, Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, and University of Massachusetts.

He accompanied his wife to Wellesley University in Boston where she delivered a lecture. Raila asked the universities to give more scholarships Kenyan students.

In his lecture he emphasised the positives in Africa. He said malari and HIV were down and secondary school enrollment and per capita income per person were rising.

He pointed out that in the next decade at least twelve African nations will become large oil exporters injecting $3 trillion into their economies. Raila maintained throughout the tour that corruption is swallowing Africa's potential, although leaders tend to dismiss concerns about it. He said Africa loses $148 billion to corruption annually, equal to 25 percent of the continent's GDP.

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mungu awajalie wana cord..though nabii hakubaliki nyumbani
 

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Raila Talks about Kenya's Challenges, Future



Monday, May 26, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR CORRESPONDENT

Kenya is facing numerous daunting challenges, including terrorist attacks, a tidal wave of refugees from embattled neighbours, pervasive corruption, and a capital increasingly engulfed by restive shantytowns and slums. Recent attacks resulted in the arrests of thousands of immigrants and refugees, most from Kenya's ravaged neighbour Somalia.
But Raila Odinga, who has been in residence this spring at Boston University's African Presidential Centre, believes that with the right leadership, Kenya, rich in natural resources and tourism, could be poised for stability and prosperity. Raila has been taking a breather in the United States, where he has devoted his time to teaching and studying at BU and lecturing at campuses around the country.
BU Today spoke with the former prime minister at his Bay State Road office about the challenges faced by his nation and the region.

What are the biggest challenges your nation is currently facing?

Kenya is facing serious challenges, especially today-one: high rates of unemployment; two: the cost of living, which is very high indeed. The government has introduced taxation that increases the prices of basic commodities. There is also the cost of transport, and the high cost of rent for housing, the costs of energy, electricity, and so on. So all this is translated to a very high cost of living. Another very big issue is security. There are a lot of terrorist attacks in Kenya-grenades and bombs, robberies, and ethnic clashes. And finally, there is the problem of corruption. That is a very major challenge.

Why is corruption so endemic?

What we know is that systemic corruption is very difficult to fight. You have to strengthen the institutions able to fight systemic corruption. We've tried, in our time, but in a grand coalition government it is not one of the easiest things. People take refuge in coalition defenses, in passing the blame.

Is the newly established Supreme Court above corruption in Kenya?

I think the judiciary is facing major challenges. We started with the process of judicial reform, which is as yet incomplete. We had a task force set up to vet the judges and also the staff of the judiciary. Some judges and magistrates have been vetted, but not all. We'd never had a Supreme Court. The highest court was a court of appeals. The new constitution, approved in 2010, established a Supreme Court of seven judges, headed by the chief justice, who is also the head of the judiciary generally. There is an independent commission which deals with hiring and promotion and firing of the staff on the judiciary. In the past, judges were appointed by the president, but that is no longer the case. Now this commission does the vetting.

The biggest danger threatening the judiciary is the encroachment on its independence. We see wars being fought, like Parliament refusing to honour certain rulings of the judiciaries.

What is Kenya's strategic role in the war on terrorism? Why is a Kenyan military presence in (South) Sudan and Somalia necessary?

Kenya borders Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. The entire Horn of Africa is a very strategic area because it is the route to the Middle East. This region has been very volatile, as you know. So we have Somalia, which has not had a democratic government for the last 24 years. And then Ethiopia, which is also having internal strife among various ethnic groups. Then Sudan-though South Sudan attained independence about four years ago, there is still political instability and ethnic strife. Because we border Somalia, we bear the major brunt of hosting its refugees. In fact, before the Syrian crisis started, we were housing the biggest refugee group in the world, about half a million people.

So among those populations, it's very hard to root out terrorists?

Exactly. So there is quite a bit of terrorist activity within our own borders. There are attacks along the border, or those targeting religious institutions like churches and mosques and even tourist centres. Tourists have been abducted in Kenya, and one was killed. We have to neutralise al Shabaab, the terrorist group that began in Somalia. It's transformed itself into a militia, conducting raids into certain installations, like the Westgate mall attack in Nairobi. And there have been attacks in the mosques and a recent attack on a church in Mombasa. So this has been ongoing.

What can be done about Nairobi's widely reported poverty and crime, which has made many Americans afraid to visit?

Terrorist crime is something that is external and that requires international co-ordination to deal with. But then there are crimes that are related to poverty in the country. These kinds of crimes can only be dealt with by improving the economic conditions of the people. And the long-term solution is to first open up the country, because the public sector cannot provide employment to all the country's unemployed people. You'll see that if we open up the country, you're investing in infrastructure development that provides roads, electricity, and water to the rural areas. That itself triggers self-economic activities in some of those remote villages, which helps to create employment. And then there's the rural-urban migration. People come to the cities, there's overcrowding, there's not sufficient infrastructure, there's no housing, there's no water, there's no sewage, and there's no employment for these people, so this poses many challenges to the authorities. The migrants put up makeshift shelters, so you see the proliferation of slums in the towns, and because they don't have employment, the crime rate shoots up.

What is being done to attract foreign investment in Kenya, and can you talk a bit about the value of foreign investment versus foreign aid?

First, we ourselves have seen that the era of aid has passed. Aid has been pumped into Africa for far too long, and we haven't got much to show for it. Much of this money never reached the intended object or achieved its intended objectives. It actually left this country more impoverished and heavily indebted. So you have now indebted countries, because most of this money found its way back into foreign bank accounts. So we say now the time is not for aid, but for trade and investment. This is why we are addressing the issues-like security-which can make economies more attractive to foreign direct investments.

How do you feel about the vast influence of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Kenya and Africa?

I think that NGOs fill a very important gap. They're doing certain things which the government is unable to do, and they're mobilising complementary resources. But I believe that in some cases their role is not fully appreciated by the governments in Africa.

Besides tourism, what are Kenya's economic assets?

There is agriculture-coffee, tea, horticulture, and flowers. Then we have of course the soda ash and new discoveries of coal. There is manganese and oil.
So Kenya should be a rich country.
Yes. We just need to get our act together so that this new wealth which has been found in our country does not become a curse but a blessing. I am very optimistic about Kenya going forward. We have our serious difficulties, we have our political problems, but I see a bright future for the country as we become more tolerant toward each other.

Are there vestiges of colonialism still evident in Kenya today?

Well, you know the colonial powers shifted the character of the colonies; they imparted their own cultures on their colonial subjects. So when they left, they left that legacy behind. Until we established a constitution, the political system in Kenya was very much a British system. You had the governor in the colony representing the crown, and then below the governor you had the provincial commissioner, the provincial commissioner had the district commissioner, and the district commissioner had the district officer, and then below the district officer you had the chief, and then there was the sub-chief, and then there was the village headman. That is a colonial structure which was left by the colonists; it's called indirect rule-it's how they ruled the natives.
What happened when the governor left was that in the place of the governor came the president. But this system remained the same until the new one came into effect after last year's general election. But now we have two systems existing-one answering to the national government, one answering to the county government. So old habits are dying hard; the old order refuses to yield to the new order. What is happening now is a new generation coming up which is completely unattached to the colonial habits and just now beginning to ask, not why, but why not-why can we not do it in this new way? So the new order is beginning to challenge the old order.

Is that exciting for you?

Very, very exciting. That's why I keep holding on to the hope, the conviction, that the youth of our country can carry the banner of change for the better.

Kenya has anti-homosexuality laws on the books, but they're not enforced. Is being openly homosexual a problem, and would the government ever dig its heels in like the government of Uganda has on this issue?

I'll tell you what. A prominent person came out last year and declared that he was homosexual, and there has been quite a bit of debate about it on TV, radio, and print media and just in general debate. The debate went on and on, and then died. So that's why we don't understand what's going on in Uganda. My view is that in Uganda it is basically a diversionary move to distract attention from serious issues, like term limits, and in Nigeria it's a distraction from the Muslims and Christians fighting in the north. The presidency wants to gain some sympathy and use this issue to mobilise sympathy and support. The issue of being gay is as old as humanity; it's in the Bible. In Swahili it's just called ushoga. It's an old, old thing.

Would a Kenyan be fired from a job for being gay?

No, no, no. It's your own business. But it's something that's been looked down upon, like witchcraft.

Has President Obama's Kenyan heritage made any difference to Kenya?

It should have been a good selling point for Kenya, but I don't think it has given Kenyans an advantage as one might have expected. Maybe Kenya has also by extension inherited some of Obama's enemies.

Was there an expectation that Obama's connection would open up the area to a greater degree, make people more willing to invest and somehow connect the two countries in a way?

Yes. It's really unfortunate that Obama did not come to Kenya last year when he came to Africa. One hopes that he'll come before his term is up. I would like to extend the invitation to him to come to Kenya. I think it would do Kenya good. He has his grandfather and stepfather here and in their lifetimes they really wish to receive one of their own while he is president.

From your experience here, how informed do you think Americans are about your country?

I think sometimes there's a fear and paranoia about security in East Africa and Africa generally. I think this comes from the US State Department travel advisories, urging people not to visit what may be a dangerous destination for Americans. But I don't think that one is safer in Chicago than in Nairobi. And the other issue is security of investments. And I would say that in spite of the weaknesses that exist, I think that the investment climate has improved very substantially in Kenya in particular and in East Africa generally. That fact is not appreciated here in the United States.

Will you run for president again?

It has not been on my mind at the moment. As you can see, I'm busy now doing workshops, speaking, studying, and I'm also teaching African politics, and I spend a lot of time at the library reading.


Raila Talks about Kenya's Challenges, Future | The Star
 

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mungu amjalie wepesi mzee raila na harakati zake.binafsi nipo pamoja na wana cord ktk hili.
 

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mungu amjalie wepesi mzee raila na harakati zake.binafsi nipo pamoja na wana cord ktk hili.

Cord to call for mass action against Jubilee



CRUSADE: Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang addresses residents at Baba Dogo in Nairobi during a Cord rally yesterday. Photo Philip Kamakya

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY GIDEON KETER

Cord yesterday sustained its anti-Jubilee crusade with 15 MPs and Senators saying the coalition will push for a revolution. Addressing a rally at Baba Dogo in Nairobi, the Cord leaders said President Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto should resign for not fulfilling their pre-election pledges.

They said they will take to mass action to push Jubilee out of power in case a motion of impeachment flops.

"If impeachment fails, we will go for a revolution," said Siaya Senator James Orengo.

Cord is planning to introduce a motion of impeachment against Uhuru once the National Assembly resumes from recess next month. Jubilee MPs have however vowed to shoot the motion down saying they command both the National Assembly and Senate.

"We will hold mass action against Jubilee, it has oppressed us," said Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama.

Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale, who was elected on a UDF ticket which is a Jubilee affiliate but has since said he will work with Cord, said Uhuru's administration has perpetuated impunity.

The leaders also criticised the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission saying it should be disbanded. They bashed IEBC for the fresh voter registration saying that it was being done in secret and in favour of Jubilee strongholds.

"Jubilee should call for a national dialogue to discuss how to disband IEBC. We are serious that we want IEBC disbanded," said Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang'.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero said Jubilee should accept that it has failed to govern and allow for fresh elections.


Cord to call for mass action against Jubilee | The Star
 

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Ati kuna plot ya kum assassinate hili jembe?
They should not dare abeg
 

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This ragtag news outlet has really outdone itself with these anti-Raila articles...someone needs to tell them to move on!!!

Mystery around Raila tour persists to date



PHOTO | BMJ MURIITHI Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (right) is helped by Ambassador Charles Stith to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Martin Luther King Jr in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on April 11, 2014. NATION MEDIA GROUP

By CHRIS WAMALWA

In Summary


  • Many doubt former PM was just on study leave
  • Political commentator Jack Ambuka of State College, Pennsylvania, said Mr Odinga left Kenya at a time when his political influence was being questioned.

When he arrived in Boston in mid-March at the tail-end of one of the worst winter seasons ever recorded in the north-east coast of the US, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was ambiguously reported to be a guest at the prestigious African Presidential Centre in Boston, Massachusetts.

Coming just weeks after the botched February 28 ODM elections at Kasarani Stadium, many questioned his decision to leave when his party was faced with a crisis.

Before he left, Mr Odinga set up an interim team to run the party - bringing together the faction led by Mombasa Senator Hassan Joho and Budalang'i MP Ababu Namwamba with that of nominated Senator Agnes Zani and Funyula MP Paul Otuoma. The former PM left Prof Anyang' Nyong'o as the acting party leader.

"The fact that Raila came to the US soon after the ODM elections controversy was a coincidence because the Boston University engagement had been planned much earlier," said Mr Sammy Maina, one of Mr Odinga's allies in Boston.

Political commentator Jack Ambuka of State College, Pennsylvania, said Mr Odinga left Kenya at a time when his political influence was being questioned.

"It was as though Raila landed in the US on a plane that had lost one engine. Some people believed he had taken cover in the US to escape the swirling controversy around him following the bungled ODM elections," he says.

Mr Odinga's trip was also viewed with suspicion, with some Jubilee legislators questioning his admissibility in the Boston programme, which they claimed was only for retired heads of state. Others also alleged Mr Odinga had travelled to seek medical attention.

With no forthcoming explanation, doubts abound over the real motive of the trip.

"The idea that Mr Odinga, an accomplished politician, can spend two months away from Kenya to attend some school in America is unbelievable. I know he has been up to something sinister," said Mr Joseph Kinuthia of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.

But Mr Maina told the Sunday Nation the reactions were surprising and naive.

"Of course we understood the confusion and anxiety because we gave out scanty information about his trip," he said.

He believes some of the criticism came after a wide ranging interview Mr Odinga gave to Radio Boston early during his trip, where he gave the Jubilee government a reluctant "pass" after one year in office. The Kenyan embassy in Washington DC also ignored Mr Odinga during the trip.

Following the interest the study tour was attracting, the former PM's team was forced to ask Mr Charles Stith, director of the African Presidential Centre at Boston University, to issue a clarification.

"He told us not to be concerned with such rhetoric coming from some Kenyan lawmakers and promised to deal with it himself. The following day, he issued a statement that stopped the people who were questioning Raila's Boston programme," said Mr Maina.

In the statement, Mr Stith, a former US ambassador to Tanzania, explained that Mr Odinga was invited to the US as a "statesman and a representative of the democratisation trend in Africa". He said Mr Odinga qualified for the invitation because he was well placed to address the current state of democracy in Africa.

Referring to comments made by Kirinyaga Central MP Joseph Gitari, who had argued in Parliament that it was inappropriate for Mr Odinga to be included in the programme, Mr Stith said: "He doesn't understand what our centre does. Instead of criticising us for inviting Mr Odinga, members of Kenya's ruling party should take this as a badge of honour. Being selected to participate in a programme as prestigious as ours speaks well of the country," he said.

Mr Maina said that Mr Odinga's programme at Boston University was extensive, elaborate and demanding. Mr Odinga has delivered lectures in Morehouse College, University of Princeton, Elizabeth City State University, University of Columbia, and Harvard University and at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he is based.

But Mr George Osewe, the former PM's personal assistant in the US tour, told the Sunday Nation that Mr Odinga still had to find time to engage in other issues beyond the Boston University programme.

"He has to respond to political issues coming out of Kenya while making sure that he also interacts with the Kenyan diaspora. It is very hard trying to balance the two," said Mr Osewe.

Mystery around Raila tour persists to date - Politics - nation.co.ke


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VERY cheap propaganda, I dont see whee the mystery is. He also doesn't have to go to the US for 3 months to be recruited by the CIA.(people watching and believing too many Bond movies) As usual Jubilee is looking for a diversion and someone to exercise hate. Get Kenya's security in order.. ITS NOT ABOUT RAIRA!
 

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Raila's return is giving Jubilee Mandarins sleepless nights for sure...hahahahaha!!!

Rivals in bid to show their might



Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta
Kenya: The Opposition and the ruling coalition will test their popularity on Friday with parallel rallies in Nairobi.
CORD has planned a rally for the same day to be addressed by its co-Principal Raila Odinga.

This will be a day after launching a mass movement to force out Mr Ahmed Issack Hassan and his team at the electoral commission, and block more payments to Mr Anura Perera, the face of the Anglo Leasing contracts.
According to the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), the movement dubbed "Okoa Kenya" (Save Kenya), will be launched in Mombasa just 24 hours before the coalition's co-Principal Raila Odinga arrives from the US.

But the ruling Jubilee coalition is wary of the timing of the CORD rally and now plans to mobilise its supporters for a rally at a yet-to-be-decided venue in the heart of the capital on the same day.

"We are meeting today evening (yesterday) to decide on the venue, but I want to assure you that we are not political cowards. We shall hold a major rally for our supporters in Nairobi on Saturday," National Assembly Majority Leader Adan Duale told The Standard last evening.

He claimed that CORD is planning to spoil the party by raising political temperatures during their rally at KICC, so that Government leaders would be forced to react to their allegations during the national day speeches.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will officiate his second Madaraka Day, is expected to outline measures to deal with insecurity following terror attacks by suspected Al-Shabaab sympathisers.

Last year, CORD leaders led by Raila skipped the country's Jubilee (50th) Madaraka Day celebrations.
Duale claimed CORD is planning violence and said security agencies should be fully alert.

"It is on record that CORD rallies are marred with violence and incitement, security agencies should ready to avert a situation where the rally would affect the peaceful daily lives of Kenyans," Duale alleged.

The title of CORD's movement is themed to resonate with CORD's claim that the Jubilee government is on the wrong path, and must urgently convene a national dialogue conference to tackle the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Anglo Leasing payments, rising insecurity and the high cost of living.

CORD's plan is to receive Raila at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, with the kind of political passion accorded to former Opposition leader Kenneth Matiba when he arrived from the United Kingdom in 1991, at the height of the battle for multiparty politics.

Siaya Senator James Orengo and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed travelled to Mombasa on Sunday to consult with Coast leaders on the rally to be held at either Khadijah or the famous Tononoka grounds.

The Mombasa rally will be preceded by one in Nairobi's Mathare Constituency tomorrow, the third by CORD in Nairobi in the last seven days, as part of the build up to Raila's return on Saturday.

CORD appears to be planning beyond Raila's return for mass action last witnessed in the push for constitutional reforms in the 1990s.

"Yes CORD is planning a rally in Mombasa. Whether it portends something bigger than just preparing to welcome its leader we cannot tell at this moment. The politicians will make public their intentions at the rally," Junet Mohamed said.

On Saturday, fellow CORD co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula will receive Raila, who is expected to arrive in the morning.

Raila and his entourage will ride on an open bus through parts of the city from Outering, Jogoo, Haile Selassie and Moi Avenue roads to KICC where he will address his supporters.

"We are pleased to go receive our coalition leader who has been away for some time to give us direction. Kenya is undergoing serious challenges of insecurity, corruption, high cost of living and poor governance that need urgent solutions," Senate Minority Whip Janet Ong'era said.

According to Ong'era, CORD's nationwide rallies are meant to put pressure on the Government to deliver on its pre-election promises.

Zero tolerance

"The cost of living has gone up, corruption is back and you can see Sh1.4 billion paid to ghosts and another Sh3 billion about to be paid in the Anglo Leasing scam even as Kenyans suffer and that is what we want to remind Kenyans," she said.

"We want to remind Jubilee that they campaigned on the platform of zero tolerance for corruption and reducing the cost of living among others."

Makueni MP Dan Maanzo said the rallies are meant to reinvigorate CORD in the face of criticism by Jubilee that they were asleep, adding that they would use all legal and constitutional means, including peaceful street protests to drive their point home.

"We want to show Jubilee that we are not asleep and are a formidable force that will tell Kenyans where the Government is erroneous and pressure it to pull up its socks," Maanzo said.

By yesterday, CORD was asking its supporters to avoid going to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to receive the former Prime Minister, but instead wait in town due to the prevailing security situation, as only MPs and other dignitaries will be allowed in at the airport.

Mobilise supporters

"We want to give ‘Baba' a grand reception befitting a stature of a president. You will see a sea of humanity in Nairobi on Saturday," said ODM's Nairobi branch chairman George Aladwa.

Aladwa, the immediate former Mayor of Nairobi, said CORD had mobilised supporters from across the country to throng in the city adding that they will meet by Thursday to finalise the programme.

But Duale said it is too early for CORD to condemn Uhuru's government.

"It is not the right time for the Opposition to call for mass action when the country is under attack from the Al-Shabaab militants. Kenyans should be more united now than never," said Duale.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen called CORD irresponsible, saying its actions were meant to sabotage Kenya's economy.

"People must differentiate between opposing the government of the day and opposing your country. The acts by the Opposition do not demonstrate patriotism for our country," claimed Murkomen.

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Jumamosi Raila anatua Kenya baada ya safari ndefu ya ulaya iliochukua mienzi mitatu. Huyu jamaa anasubiriwa na mapokezi makubwa sana.

Sijajua nini itatokea siku ya Jumamosi sababu polisi nao wamekataa mapokezi hayo kwasababu wanasema lazima wampokee Raila.

Nipo Nairobi nitawajuza yanayoendelea.
 

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Hao polisi ni majinga kwani kumpokea kunaleta athari gani? Hao polisi hawajui wajibu wao maana walitakiwa kumuwekea Raila ulinzi na sio kuzuia mapokezi hayo.
 

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Jmosi raila anatua Kenya baada ya safari .ndefu ya ulaya iliochukua mienzi.mitatu Huyu jamaa anasumbiriwa na mapokezi makubwa sana.cjajua nini itatokea cku ya jmosi 7bu polisi nao. Wamekataa mapokezi hayo cord wanasema lzm wampokee raila.nipo Nairobi nitawajuza yanayoendelea

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