BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH JUNE 2017-The opposition leader who is also National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday said his sentiments in Kajiado last Thursday do not translate an anyway to incitement.Odinga has also rubbished calls by Jubilee Party leaders for his arrest as absurd.The sentiments by Odinga on campaign trail in Kajiado last week has elicited mixed reactions from across section of leaders with Jubilee calling for investigation and subsequent arrest of Odinga.
On Sunday 18th June , National Assembly Leader of Majority Aden Duale demanded Odinga’s arrest over utterances he made in Kajiado County.
Odinga who addressed journalist at the NASA Secretariat that he has no apologies to make over remarks he made while campaigning in Kajiado on Thursday urging the Maa Community not to sell off their ancestral property.
“What is it that I have said; which requires investigations. My statement speaks for itself, there is nothing criminal that I have said or done, so what would they be investigating?” he said.
“Jubilee Party is sensationalising the comments made in Kajiado firstly because they have messed up the land chapters of the Constitution and secondly because scaremongering is the only campaign tool they are left with.”
Odinga also castigated internal ministry CS Joseph Nkaiserry for calling for his arrest on flimsy reasons.
“In the meantime we continue asking those who are registered as proprietors to stop selling land that they hold in trust. This is what we were urging in Kajiado. We told the proprietors that they must put the interests of the young Maasai people first because it is for them that they hold the land.”
The NASA presidential candidate accused Jubilee Administration of failing to enact effective laws to safeguard community land.
He pledged that a NASA administration will address these issues when it is elected into office after the August polls.