ODM lawmakers back Raila for 2017

Close allies of ODM leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday vowed to fight off an attempt by some of their colleagues to prevent the former Prime Minister from running again for President.

Led by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, the MPs and a senator accused those behind the plot of being used by the party’s enemies to create trouble within the organisation.

“Raila is like Mandela. He represents an ideology and we all know what he has stood for, despite the many years he suffered under President Moi. What do those who want to replace him stand for?

“To have a lot of money is not the only criterion you need to run for President. We will continue to campaign for Raila to become Kenya’s President in the next election even if it means that he goes for only one term,” said Junet.

A dozen legislators who include Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka told the Star on Monday that the best way for Cord to beat Jubilee is for Raila to hang up his boots and throw his support behind another candidate.

Read more: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-194840/odm-lawmakers-back-raila-2017

Bishop Wanjiru talks of Raila betrayal, calls ODM leaders untrustworthy

Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has finally opened up about her turbulent times in ODM, after she was barred from running for the Nairobi governor’s seat.

Wanjiru, a former assistant minister in the coalition government, said she was humiliated by the party she had fiercely defended, after ODM chose to support the current governor Evans Kidero.

Wanjiru called ODM leaders, led by party leader Raila Odinga, untrustworthy. She said the party betrayed her and all the work she had put in to build the party’s base in Nairobi.

“The Nairobi governorship was mine and it remains mine,” the bishop said.

Wanjiru was speaking during St Paul University’s 23rd graduation ceremony at the main campus in Limuru on Friday where 1,800 students graduated. She graduated with a degree in leadership and management.

Read more: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-193552/bishop-wanjiru-talks-raila-betrayal-calls-odm-leaders-untrustworthy

Man who caned Raila arrested

The man who caned Cord leader Raila Odinga twice during a rally in Kinango, Kwale on Monday has been arrested.

Police identified him as Lengo Mzombe, 40, from Gibana area in Kaloleni. He is a farm hand at Nasim Khan’s home in the area contrary to earlier police reports that he was mentally ill.

Mzombe is currently being interrogated by police on why he caned Raila and Kwale governor Salim Mvurya during the Cord Okoa Kenya rally.


The rally was interrupted briefly following the attack.

Odinga and other leaders were dancing when the drama started.

The man managed to sneak among dancers and hit both Raila and Mvurya twice with the stick before bodyguards overpowered him. It was not immediately established why he hit Raila.

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Hilarious! Kenyans On Twitter React To Raila Getting Whipped

Kenyans on twitter are a witty bunch. They have a way of making even the most inane things funny. That’s when they aren’t going overboard and being bullies. And this time, they have the former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga in their scope.

Trust that things would be mixed what with emotions from both sides of the political divide but that was always to be expected. And it doesn’t change from them being hilarious. Check out the funnies below: