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Renowned Politician Under Fire After Trying To Lecture Raila In Public

On Friday, November 26,Orange Democratic Movement party leader visited Nyeri County for a two-day tour as he drums up support for his Azimio la Umoja unity call.

Together with his wife Ida Odinga, Raila met a group of elders drawn from the Kikuyu and Luo communities at the Kabiruini Grounds in Nyeri Town.

At the event, Raila was also accompanied by Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu,Governors Anyang Nyong’o, Francis Kimemia and Ndiritu Muriithi, Senator Ephraim Maina, James Orengo, MPs Ngunjiri Wambugu, Kanini Kega, Babu Owino, Jeremiah Kioni, Maoka Maore, and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth.

However, Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga was criticised by Mt. Kenya leaders after he attempted to dictate what Raila should speak.

Speaking at the event, Kahiga told leaders to stop commenting about historical events and went ahead to demand that Mr. Odinga talks about what he would do for the Mt. Kenya region if elected president.

Kahiga called upon Raila to focus on wooing his supporters with his development agenda instead of narrating history.

He said "Tafadhali msidanganywe na maneno ya historia, it is not time to talk about history it is time to talk about where we are going. Tunataka tuongee maneno ambayo yanawafurahisha wananchi,".

Jubilee nominated Member of parliament Maina Kamanda was quick to dismiss the governor’s remarks saying that they cannot forget the history that binds the country together.

He stated “Wewe Governor Kahiga ni Rafiki yangu; mambo ya historia ni lazima tusome. Kama hujui historia basi utakuwa mjinga miaka yote. Ni lazima historia isomwe ndio tujue tumetoka wapi kama Kenya,”.

Similarly, Sabina Chege disapproved of the governor's words saying that Odinga cannot be forgotten in the country’s history owing to his fight for multiparty democracy in the nation.

Senator Orengo echoed the two leaders saying that Kenya's history is the foundation of what the country is today.

He said “Hio historia ilianza hapa Nyeri na hatuwezi kusahau. We don’t want serikali ya kupewa tena. Agikuyu wanafanya biashara kwa sababu ya historia ya wao kunyang’anywa mashamba,”.

In his address, Raila reiterated that it is important to look at history in order to learn from past mistakes and have a sense of direction.

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