26 February 2013

Kenya: Muslim Clerics Back Raila

A Muslim organisation in Garissa has backed Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the forthcoming general election describing him as a defender of the rule of law and champion of democracy.

Addressing the press in Garissa Muslim leaders forum secretary general Sheikh Hussein Mahat said they arrived at the decision to back the PM after a wide consultation with other Muslim clerics.

"We the Muslim leaders forum purposely endorse and urge the right thinking Kenyans to elect Raila to be president of Kenya because he has relentlessly fought and personally sacrificed for the political and governance reforms Kenyans are enjoying today," said Sheikh Mahat.

The clerics said it is only Raila who can be trusted in implementing and the constitution after tirelessly fought for it in the last 30 years.

They further said that the PM and his deputy Kalonzo had the necessary experience to govern the county that made them the most qualified pair to govern the country. They warned Kenyans against electing the Jubille leaders and asked them to clear their names at the ICC fast.

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