In Summary

  • The President also asked Mr Odinga and Nasa to stop trying to win votes by lying to Kenyans.
  • Prof Ojiambo asked the President to include the party’s agenda in the operations of government.

The politics surrounding the cost of maize flour took a different twist after President Uhuru Kenyatta accused Opposition leader Raila Odinga of contributing to the high prices when he was the premier.

The Head of State said that while droughts contributed to the shortage of maize, the same situation occurred in 2011 under the coalition government and was not handled well, which also precipitated the current crisis.

“The same situation occurred in 2011 when he was still prime minister when a 2kg packet of maize rose to Sh140.

"When people demonstrated against the high prices, what did he do? He tear gassed people and the price never changed but remained so,” he said.

ABABU ON PARTY HOPPERS
The President also asked Mr Odinga and Nasa to stop trying to win votes by lying to Kenyans.

“Now that we have reduced the price of unga, he wants to side track the story that we are stealing. Jesus!” Mr Kenyatta said during his speech at KICC amphitheatre before the Labour Party of Kenya delegates. LPK endorsed his re-election bid.

Mr Ababu Namwamba, who is the LPK leader, also attacked Mr Odinga for labelling as traitors or moles those who have changed parties.

“It seems like when people support Raila they are saints but when they support other people, they are devils. I want to challenge this narrative. It’s pure hogwash,” he said.

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