BY CORRESPONDENT,24TH MAY,2021-Opposition chief Raila Odinga has announced that reggae was back and “unstoppable”.
Raila, who addressed impromptu rallies in Kondele and Kisumu’s main bus park, told his supporters that the constitutional review process was on course.
Speaking in Luo, Raila who was accompanied by Kisumu county leaders led by Governor Anyan’g Nyong’o and his deputy Mathews Owili, asked Kenyans who support the review process not to be worried about the court decision to stop the initiative.
Raila who had earlier met ODM leaders from the county and MCAs at a closed-door meeting said a formidable team of lawyers had been assembled to ensure the appeal to reverse the lower court’s decision will succeed.
“Do not be worried about what is happening in the courts. We will ensure the issue is sorted out so that we proceed to a referendum, ” he said.
The former Prime Minister, who also appealed to the residents to give President Uhuru Kenyatta a rousing welcome when he arrives for Madaraka Day celebrations next week, said the set back that the Constitution Amendment Bill, 2020 has faced will be overcome.
“Even in the Bible Ayub was tempted by the devil. We must not lose hope because in the end, we will defeat the enemies of the reforms agenda because nobody can stop reggae, ” he said.
“We are having high level guests next week and I want you to warmly welcome the president and his entourage. As they say in Swahili, Mgeni Njoo, mwenyeji apone.“
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