Saturday, May 27, 2023 –Professor Patrick Loch Otieno PLO Lumumba has castigated opposition leader Raila Odinga who, yesterday Friday May 26, threatened to tear apart the country into two.
Odinga who was addressing in a Prayer event held in Yatta Farm hosted by his ally Kalonzo Musyoka, noted that the country had been hijacked by people who did not win the election and who had resorted to grabbing all powerful State positions and contracts by themselves and their families.
He pointed out Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s repeated utterances that the government only belonged to shareholders who supported them in campaigns.
Raila, therefore gave Ruto only seven days to reprimand his deputy or the country gets divided right in the middle one under his(Raila’s) leadership.
The Azimio boss accused President Ruto of perpetuating tribalism in his administration while pushing out other tribes from the government.
”We must correct these imbalances so that we know how many CSs, parastatal heads and where they come from..every Kenyan must feel greatly accommodated in government.
“Mr. Ruto must address Mr Gachagua’s remarks regarding citizen shareholding and clarify his stance. If he agrees with his deputy, then the non-shareholding majority of Kenyans will be compelled to pursue self-determination, as permitted by Kenyan and International laws.,” Raila said.
Raila further claimed that President Ruto is busy appointing people from a few tribes daily while leaving other communities on their own.
He went on to state that the proposed taxation on helpless Kenyans will be dealt with equal force by his supporters, countrywide.
“Runaway taxation leads to a very high cost of living. Unless and until this issue is settled, there will be no peace,” Odinga went on.
Comments by the former Prime Minister, on Friday, May 26, to break Kenya into two parts have since seen Lawyer Lumumba react.
“It is unfortunate that while citizens of goodwill are working towards East Africa (EA) integration and African unity, some Kenyan politicians are discussing secession in their quest for political offices.
“This megalomania must be condemned,” he said.
The lawyer’s comments were corroborated by his colleague, Ahmednasir Abdullahi, who thought Odinga and his opposition team were power-hungry and could go to any extent to distabilise the country just to own power through the back door.