Raila issues stern warning to land grabbers in Nairobi
SEE ALSO :Uhuru's tax gamble that enraged KenyansRaila donated iron sheets, mattresses and blankets to the fire victims. The raging fire that swept across the slum opposite Southlands in Lang’ata claimed four lives and left more than 6,000 homeless. Raila in his own words: "Vijana wa Lang’ata tumekuja kusema pole kwa waadhirika...wale ambao walipoteza wenzao. Tunajua mmeadhirika sana …tumeleta mattresses, blanketi na vitu vingine kusaidia. "Hii ilikuwa ni njama, kuna watu waliohusika kwa sababu wanataka kunyakua hii ardhi hapa ili wajenge majengo yao. Na tunajua wao walipanga hio njama na wengine. Tunataka kutoa onyo kali hapa! Mimi nilikuwa mbunge na mimi ni mbunge bado...nataka kutoa onyo kwa wale wako na njama ya kunyakua ardhi hapa..washindwe, haitakubalika.
SEE ALSO :Raila runs into protest against tax"Haitakubalika kutoa watu wetu hapa ..kuwapeleka kwenye baridi na wewe unakuja kunyakua ardhi hapa. Nikiwa waziri nilifanya maendeleo na Wakenya mnajua nilileta slum upgrading programme. "Hakuna maendeleo yoyote Jubilee itaweza kuleta katika taifa letu ata wakikaa miaka mia moja, hakuna kitu wanaweza kukifanya. Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju speaking on BBC's Hardtalk show on Thursday (February 8, 2018) said that Raila’s ‘oath of office’ on Januray 30 was irrelevant and should not be taken seriously. “We have seen that before, it’s nothing to write home about. Raila’s swearing-in was child’s play. We are dealing with a very desperate man and this is his last chance to redeem himself. The swearing-in does not challenge the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election,” said Tuju.
SEE ALSO :NLC hearing told of land grabbingTuju, a cabinet nominee without a portfolio, also accused Raila of masterminding violence for his own gain while plunging some parts of the country into chaos. “Raila is a nuisance. He is always trying to have rallies in the City Centre... Most of the people who go these rallies are essentially from his ethnic community." He said it was unfortunate that most politicians mobilise their ethnic communities and become warlords after which they harass their rivals. “I have never known somebody violent as he is. In his own area of Luo Nyanza where he comes from there is a lot of violence in the political process - a lot of rigging in the political process. People in Kisumu do not have a chance to vote freely,” he indicated. Tuju further pointed out that deaths during the election period were seen in the Opposition areas, the strongholds of Raila.