Should we trust Raila on Assasin story

Sometimes politics gets out of hand and as they say it’s a dirty game. As for me it has come a time that I don’t trust the politicians anymore. For Mr. Raila to say that he knows his assassin that are to eliminate him and other ODM-K officials leaves me to wonder if this politicians are real or they are just saying stuff to scare people away and show how the country is insecure. If Mr. Raila cares much of the country then he should have gone to the police first let them investigate and then end up at the press. To me Mr. Raila, is just seeking attention, and I guess this time he has gone to far….but on the other hand, if my life and those of my friends was in danger then maybe I would take his approach, lets wait and hear who the people are, maybe he could have clue on so many murders that have happened in the past.


uncle joe said...

Kenya’s Assistant minister for Information and Communication Mr Koigi wa Wamwere, who was a refugee in Norway the same time with Mr Raila Odinga has said “the claim on Raila’s life should be investigated most seriously. “If true, Hon. Raila should be given extra security. If it is not true, Hon. Raila is not above the law and should be punished and charged for propagating false information against the government”, he told a press conference in Nairobi, reports the Kenya Times.”

Today, Raila recorded a statement at the police after he was summoned to clarify his claims that there was a plot hatched by government officials to assassinate him and other ODM-K leaders.

By claiming so, Raila has got what he wanted. Media publicity because he is running for presidency. This is an easy way to get symphaty votes when one claims the government wants to kill a presidential contender.

It has been reported that he did not shed any light to the claims when he was in the police station today for questioning.

It is interesting to note that everytime Raila goes to write a statement, the other ODM-K leaders have to follow to the police station.

They seem to fear that Raila may be intimidated while being questioned and locked up. They should know better that there is no more detentions in Kenya.

Coming out after writing the statement and accusing the government for intimidation makes little sense.

The country is tired of leaders who squabble day in and day out while planning on how to take over power.

The Times reports that the Luo elders are now warning the government should something happen to Raila.

Why are these Luo Council of Elders not mentioning the other ODM-K leaders when warning the government of an uprising. Why only Raila? Was the threat not directed to all ODM-K leaders?

They keep saying they helped Kenyatta and Kibaki to power. Did they not help Moi? They now want a meeting to be held between the Kikuyus and the Luos. Are these the only communities in government and the opposition?

It is now clear that the fight for power is between the Kikuyu and the Luo people - this in the minds of many who want to see it that way.

We had a story yesterday whereby we wrote about a top secret document fromODM-K. We also stated that Raila will replace Nairobi with Kisumu as Kenya’s Capital city if he becomes the next president.

When you read between the lines, the Luo Council of Elders are saying exactly the same thing. They say they helped Kenyatta and Kibaki who are in the capital Nairobi, teh power centre. Does it not mean that they want help from the Kikuyu people to have power also?

And what will be a show of power without moving the capital city Nairobi to Kisumu, the base of power for the Luo Council of Elders who say they helped Kenyatta and Kibaki to get to the present base of power - Nairobi?

It is reported by the Times that the Luo Council of Elders Chairman Riaga Amollo Ogallo , has said enough was enough and warned of dire consequences should Raila be harmed.

The times continues to report that “in a statement read by Secretary General Odera Osawa, the elders said in the past, prominent Luos had been eliminated and cited the late Tom Mboya, Robert Ouko, Polycarp Mboya, Horace Ongili, Otieno Ambala and Hezekiah Oyugi.”

Why is the council not mentioned other prominent leaders from other communities that have also lost their lives like J.M. Kariuki?

Has this thing called power become so “tribal?”

Anonymous said...

i agree with you uncle joe, raila is just enjoying the limelight and creating a scene that he can use to gain popularity within ODM to outshine Kalonzo. This is politically cultivated and the die hards of Raila want to see that action is taken.

plus its true he wants media publicity, he has been campaigning in the US and Canada and i guess he has realized what it takes to win an election, just like a brand, keep your name out there.