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Raila Wants Ruto To Look For Him If He Wants To Change The Constitution

ODM leader, Mr Raila Odinga has asked President William Ruto to consult with Kenyans and opposition leaders about any constitutional reform plans he plans to introduce.

Mr Odinga said the President cannot send ministers to parliament by changing the rules of parliament, saying that this action is equivalent to changing the leadership system we have at this time.

"The issue must be discussed in depth with the people of Kenya. If he wants to create the post of Prime Minister, the proposal is in the reconciliation plan bill (BBI). Why are you calling the Prime Minister? Call the Prime Minister and give him the ministry he will oversee. I sympathize with Mr Musalia Mudavadi because a person of his status has missed a ministry, it is just a name. This is a great shame," he said.

In addition, Mr Odinga has asked President Ruto to consult with opposition leaders and Kenyans about the events that took place at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi during the inclusion of presidential votes after the general election on August 9, 2022.

Speaking on Sunday during a service at the Anglican Church (ACK) in Mombasa, Mr Odinga said Kenyans want to know the truth.

"I don't want to get involved in any conflict with Mr Ruto because he knows full well that everything he is proposing is in the BBI bill. If he wants to talk, let's start there. He must consult with Kenyans regarding any changes to the Constitution that he wants to bring," he said.

The leader of Azimio suggested that the review of the incidents of vote consolidation must begin with the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Wafula Chebukati.

Once again, Mr Odinga insisted that Mr Chebukati should be charged with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in The Hague, Netherlands.

"He disappeared for a while in the hall of Bomas of Kenya. Then he appeared and announced the results. Where did he get those results?" he asked while adding that he will soon reveal what happened in the Bomas hall.

Mr Odinga said that the truth about the 2022 presidential election will solve the problem facing Kenya because Kenyans will know who won and who lost in that election.

He also denied President Ruto's revelation that there was an attempted coup during the presidential election.

Mr Odinga said that a coup is carried out against the government in power, adding that the army would not carry out a coup against itself.

"That is a lie. How would the government make a revolution against him? If they wanted to make a revolution, who would stop them? President Kenyatta said he wanted free and fair elections and that the government would not interfere in the process in any way. What happened is what Kenyans want to know. It is the IEBC chairman who made a civil revolution, four against three," he added.

Mr Odinga continued; "The four commissioners said they did not agree with Mr Chebukati, although he insisted that he had valid results. Ask yourself who is telling the truth. That issue is what I will talk about. What Kenyans need to know is that there is no need for them to participate in the 2027 elections that will be conducted in the way we witnessed in Bomas of Kenya."

He said he joined the Christian believers in Mombasa in the service on the first Sunday of this new year to worship with them and encourage the youth to continue doing good in the community.

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