Kenya: Forget About the Idea of Arresting Odinga, Siaya Senator Oburu Tells Govt

Siaya — Siaya Senator Oburu Odinga led other Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party legislators in telling the government to drop any idea of arresting their party leader Raila Odinga.

Oburu said the idea is far-fetched and should be discarded in the minds of those planning it.

He says Raila has no problem with the government but only to point out its shortcomings.

“Raila has no issue with President William Ruto, it’s the people of Kenya who have a problem with Ruto,” he said.

Oburu who is the elder brother to Raila graced a political rally in Kisumu East where Raila was highly expected to attend.

“Let them not dream of arresting Raila for calling for protest in the country due to the high cost of living, stop the dream, it can’t happen,” said Oburu.

He says the government should not use force to intimidate, maim and kill Kenyans who are exercising their Constitutional rights to demonstrate.

He says it is the duty of the government to protect its people and not use police to beat and kill its people.

“Kenyans will demonstrate whether you like it or not, next week the people will be on the street, Kenyans need no permission from the government,” he said.

He says President Ruto should stop chest thumping that no demonstration will happen asking where the president has gotten that power to stop what is clearly spelt in the Constitution.