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Raila urges tolerance from supporters

Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe

Nasa leader Raila Odinga has asked his supporters to stop attacking people from communities perceived to support Jubilee Party and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He said such actions will frustrate his presidential bid and cause decline in economy. “All Kenyans are together. Everywhere I go, they call me Baba, don’t you see? I went to a funeral in Kiambu, the people there called me Baba before him (Uhuru).

So, it is not the people, it is a few leaders who are causing the problem,” he said at Jaramogi Park in Bondo yesterday during the requiem of three youths shot during anti-IEBC protests in the town last week.

Raila told his supporters to embrace tolerance and cohesion, adding that it is illogical for Kenyans who share the same socio-economic problems to turn against each other in a bid to safeguard the interests of their leaders.

“It is in bad taste for you, who are struggling with the same societal problems, to turn against each other by destroying property just because the others are supporting Jubilee leaders. I want you to stop this,” he pleaded.

He also maintained that Kenyans will not go to the election on October 26. “There will be no elections and I am asking President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop using police to force the country into one,” he said. He accused President Uhuru of planning to use the military to coerce Nasa supporters to vote on Thursday.

“We have information that the military has been deployed in Kisumu and Siaya. I will give Nasa supporters a way forward on the 25th,” he said. The event was graced by governors Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu) and Cornel Rasanga (Siaya) and former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama.

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