Raila forced to respond to questions about his achievements in Kibra as Member of Parliament

By Babu Tendu | Tuesday, Oct 29th 2019 at 10:39
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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga finally spoke of his achievements in Kibra Constituency during his tenure as Member of Parliament (MP).

While campaigning for Imran Okoth for the upcoming Kibra by-election, Raila responded to rival politicians who claimed he did not help develop Kibra.

Raila mentioned that he stopped the people of Kibra from eviction in 1993 when title deeds had been issued to individuals who grabbed the Kibra land.

He added that homeowners in Kibra around that time were in the habit of constantly increasing monthly rent.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader said that he traveled all the way to Malasia and Singapore, where he learnt on how to make lives better in slums.

He then came back to the country with the ‘slum upgrading program,’ which involved building modern houses, schools, Industries, markets, and hospitals.

He added that the residents were to pay a similar amount of money they currently pay for modern houses and would assume ownership after a given period of time.

He, however, claimed that when the projects were about to start, certain ‘thugs’ went to court and acquired an injunction which stalled these projects for two years.

“Ilipokuwa inataka kuanza wale majambazi wakaenda mahakamani, kesi ilikaa mahakamani kwa miaka mbili”

“As it was about to start, those thugs went to court, causing the project to be delayed for two years,” said the former Prime Minister.

The former PM also stated that it was during his period as a Member of Parliament that the people of Kibra were able to access water and Electricity.

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