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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH DEC 2017-Western countries have no authority in meddling in the issues of Kenya.This is the position held by National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga.
Speaking at the City Mortuary in Nairobi on Thursday when he met and condoled with families that lost their loved ones during the post-poll chaos,Odinga .told off western countries that are against his swearing-in as the the ‘people’s president’.
He says the US and other countries that have advised against the December 12 inauguration should know that “the will of the people cannot be stopped”.
The US, Mr Odinga said, should not talk about violation of the constitution as far as his swearing-in is concerned yet Washington DC has been “loudly silent” on killing of innocent protesters by police since August.
Kenya Police stand accused of shooting and killing dozens in violent protests that followed August 8 General Election and October 26 repeat presidential poll.
“We thought we had friends but we were wrong and now we know they are enemies. Up to today, no single ambassador has condemned the killing of people by police,” he said.
“The western countries should, therefore, keep off the affairs of the country as Kenyan problems will only be solved by Kenyans themselves.”
The opposition leader revealed that since August, 215 people had been killed and the government had remained silent over it.
Mr Odinga said the government owes an apology to all families whose loved ones were felled by police bullets.
“The government should compensate all families who have lost their loved ones because they did not deserve to die while exercising their rights,” he said.
The Nasa leader urged his supporters to remain steadfast in their quest for electoral justice, adding that they do not recognise the November 28 swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta for the second term.
“We don’t recognise the swearing-in that took place because it was based on an election that we also don’t recognize,” he said,
“The will of the people was expressed on August 8 and that is it.”