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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,1ST MAY 2018-Opposition leader Raila Odinga has given National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters a go ahead to use products boycotted after the disputed elections last year.
Speaking during the Labour Day celebrations on Tuesday, Raila said Kenyans can now purchase Safaricom, Brookside, Bidco and Haco products following the recent unity talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“When we were competing politically shortly after disputed October 26, 2017 poll, we had a lot of anger towards companies which were Jubilee-friendly.
“We consequently urged our supporters to boycott products from Safaricom, Brookside, Bidco and Haco Industries.
“This is because we were concerned that they may have been helping to usurp the will of the people and assist the Jubilee-led Government to oppress NASA supporters,” Odinga said Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
“But, today, Uhuru and I are working together. We want to iron out issues, correct things which went wrong. We’ve even formed a committee which will see peace and reconciliation reached among our supporters.
“And, I therefore, lift the boycott order we had issued against the four firms. We’ve forgiven Safaricom, Bidco, Brookside and Haco. Our people can now trade, use and buy products from these firms,” Raila added.
The NASA leader also urged the government to create a conducive business environment, which will see the cost of living reduce, instead of opting to raise the minimum wage.
He holds that due to inflation, even if the minimum wage is raised, the cost of living still increases accordingly.