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Kenya will not be a private enterprise, Raila tells Gachagua

 Azimio leader Raila Odinga. [Collins Oduor, Standard]

Azimio leader Raila Odinga has hit out at Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua over what he termed "a well-planned scheme to oppress Kenyans".

Odinga termed Gachagua's sentiments reckless, saying the deputy president was dividing the country and going against the spirit of the Constitution.

The ODM leader said that the Kenya Kwanza cabinet composition was proof enough that the president and his deputy were not ready to accommodate and serve all Kenyans equally. He accused the two of advancing tribalism in their administration.

"What he (the DP) said is not a joke. It is exactly what they are doing. Look at their cabinet, how many Kambas do we have there? How many Luos?" Raila posed, adding that the majority of the appointments were being given to only two tribes in the county.

Odinga reiterated his position that President William Ruto did not win the last election, claiming instead that he had worked his way to the top seat through the backdoor. He, however, assured his supporters that time is coming when the power will be returned to the people.

"These people did not win the election. They found themselves in the government through the backdoor. Kenyans have the power to take the leadership from them, that time is coming," Odinga said while decrying the high cost of living Kenyans are currently facing.

"We want to remove that load from Kenyans," he added while explaining the relevance of their rallies across the country. Odinga said that the Azimio rallies will remain peaceful. Karua noted that the team had resorted to public rallies after they were denied justice by the IEBC and in the court.

"We did not get justice at the IEBC. We did not get justice in the courts, that is why we are back to the people," she said.

Wamalwa on his part accused the president and his deputy of trying to run the country outside the constitution, saying no part of the country or community should feel marginalized by the current administration.

"They do not understand the constitution 2010 because they rejected it. The constitution addresses marginalization and advocates for equality for all Kenyans. It is sad that they want to make the country a private enterprise but we say no," Wamalwa said.

Senator Wambua took a swipe at the former Kitui governor Charity Ngilu for snubbing the funeral service that was happening at her Kiuti Central backwards, just like she has lately snubbed other Azimio events in the recent past.

Ngilu who was instrumental in Azimio rallies has never featured anywhere in the recent rallies opting instead to keep a low profile.

Wambua claimed that the former governor was engaged in secret moves to join the Kenya Kwanza government for her political survival.

"It is a big shame that baba you are here today and Charity is not here. She has been calling people with plans to take them to Kenya Kwanza. It is a shame," the senator said, adding that the Kamba community was solidly behind Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and in Azimio.

Wambua called on the Azimio leaders to heighten the people's rallies across the country saying that Kenyans were now overburdened with taxes and high cost of living and needed an urgent solution.

"We need a one million people's match in Nairobi and take over the government because power belongs to the people," the senator stated during the funeral service also graced by Kitui Deputy Governor Augustine Kanani and Speaker Kevin Kinengo.

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