Sankok seeks to block Raila from August polls,says he committed Treason

Sankok seeks to block Raila from August polls,says he committed Treason

BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH JAN,2022-Nominated Member of Parliament David Sankok has vowed to move to court to block the ODM leader Raila Odinga from vying for the presidency in this year’s elections.

Sankok who represents people living with disability in the National Assembly alleged that the former premier had committed treason in the year 1982 when he tried to overthrow the government.

The MP allied to Deputy President William Ruto also accused Odinga of swearing himself as the People’s president in the year 2018.

He spoke in a Narok hotel where he alleged that being free for those many years doesn’t mean he did not commit a crime observing that he has been contesting for presidency in four elections because no one went to court.

“I will move to court to seek guidance on whether it is fair for such a person, with such a bad history, to vie for presidency in this great nation. The fact that he shook hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta doesn’t cleanse him from his past sins,” said Sankok.

At the same time, the vocal MP lauded the DP for apologising on behalf of the party for the careless utterances by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi.

Sankok said he will do as instructed by their party leader to mind their utterances and preach peace during this electioneering period.

“UDA is a national party that embraces peace, that is why our party leader apologised for Linturi’s utterances. Moving forward, we will be careful about what we speak in public,” said Sankok.

He however called on the government to apply equal measures when dealing with law breakers wondering why some legislators’ allied to Odinga seemed immune to the law.

This comes a day after a renowned activist Okiya Omtatah moved to court to block DP’s presidency saying that any public officer including a sitting deputy president, governor, MP or MCA must vacate office before nomination as a presidential candidate.


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