27 May 2018

Kenya: Miguna Asks Raila to Give Way to Younger Leaders

Photo: allafrica.com
Lawyer Miguna Miguna (left) and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Opposition activist Miguna Miguna has called on Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga to retire from politics, accusing him of giving up his anti-corruption crusade.

In a series of tweets after Mr Odinga said a task force is set to be formed to root out corruption from government following talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr Miguna said it was time for the opposition leader to give way to younger people to continue with the fight for reforms.

"Thank you for fighting against dictatorship for the past 30 years. You are now tired... .Let young, vibrant, committed and courageous revolutionaries pursue justice," Miguna tweeted.

Mr Miguna claimed Mr Odinga abandoned the fight for justice and reforms during his mock swearing-in when he refused to read his written speech.

"On January 30, 2018, the revolution was ripe but Mr Odinga failed to give the people direction, which was in his written speech that he abandoned. He surrendered and betrayed the patriots without a just cause," he added.


Speaking for the first time about the Sh9 billion National Youth Service scandal and the National Cereals and Produce Board scam in Busia, Mr Odinga said he and President Kenyatta had long agreed to tackle graft.

The 14-member peace team has, meanwhile, been working away from the public eye to come up with a clear foundation on what needs to be done to achieve the nine-point agenda sealed with the historic handshake.

"The team estimates that it will need at least six months to complete its work and present the findings to the appointing authorities -- President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga," a source aware of the goings-on, but not authorised to speak to the media, said.

But Mr Miguna claims Kenya's ruling elite, including President Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Mr Odinga are not up to the task when it comes to dealing with corruption.


Kenyan Atheists Wants Public Holiday

An atheists lobby has asked Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i to declare February 17 a public holiday for… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.