The Star (Nairobi)

4 April 2013

Kenya: Raila Urges His Supporters Not to Mourn

PRIME Minister Raila Odinga has asked his supporters not to be discouraged by the outcome of the elections. Speaking to Cord County representatives at the Crowne Plaza yesterday, Raila said his supporters are yet to see the last of him in politics.

"You must take heart from what happened and move on. Mambo bado," he said. Raila thanked the supporters who sent him sympathy messages and assured them of his political relevance.

"Many people have been consoling and feeling sorry for me over what happened in the elections. I want to assure them that I am still firm," he said.

Raila said he did not lose the presidential election but that the process was marred with irregularities. "I neither need sympathy nor consolations. My supporters should stopping feeling sorry for me, but they must remain focused on the Cord agenda which was a covenant between us and them," he said.

"Some people committed suicide while others are still mourning because they could not withstand what happened during the elections," Raila said.

He said Cord county representatives should work had because their effort will determine what will happen in the next general election.

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