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"You Should Have Done This When You Were With Uhuru, " Raila's Early Night Message Slammed by Kenyans

Orange Democratic Movement Leader Raila Odinga has been dealt a huge blow by Kenyans following his remarks on utilising the Tana River and devolution. The statement by Raila angered a section of Kenyans who told him off that he messed up when he got into the Former President Uhuru Kenyatta's government.

According to Raila, its time President William Ruto's Government to ensure that the devolution works well, adding that, he has been in Tana River for the conference and the place was excellent.

"Tana River County has hosted Jumuiya Ya Kaunti za Pwani this week. Its been an honour to be part of this dynamic and inspiring conference. We want to see devolution function in a constructive way, providing the people with services and growth, " said Raila.

Raila directed the leadership of President Ruto to consider helping out the locals in exploiting their resources, adding that, that will work well for the benefit of the people.

The Former Prime minister giving President Ruto a hard time, noted that they will push for the 35 per cent revenue share for counties, adding that, all the organs of devolution must work.

"We must push for a 35% minimum revenue share for counties and completely devolve functions to counties as specified by the constitution. Counties must be allowed to full exploit potential resources in their jurisdictions for the benefit of their people, "

"We must bring previously overlooked araes, such as Tana River, to the attention of the rest of the country and the globe, " he added.

However, Kenyans told him off that he could have done that when he was in Uhuru's government, adding that, he should not pressurise President Ruto to do what he could not do with Uhuru.

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