In Summary

  • Cord leader faults the government for not starting an inquiry into the Westgate Mall terrorist attack.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has broken his silence on the ongoing mass arrests and incarcerations in Kenya and urged the Jubilee government to halt “the indiscriminate harassment of a particular community.”

Speaking to the Sunday Nation from Buckhead in the US state of Georgia on Friday, Mr Odinga said targeting one community was a violation of human rights and the law of the land.

“I totally empathise with the families affected by the recent terrorist attacks in Likoni and Eastleigh, but the approach the government has taken leaves a lot to be desired. This blanket condemnation of an entire community must stop forthwith,” he said.

Mr Odinga said the government should re-examine its intelligence-gathering mechanisms and act like “a 21st century government.”

The Cord leader also took issue with the manner in which the suspects were being handled.

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