In Summary
  • The elders asked Mr Odinga to use the new relationship to root out corruption in the country, foster peace and eliminate hate and suspicion among communities.
  • Raila’s statement comes at a time when the country is rocked by mega corruption scandals,
  • ODM chairman John Mbadi said the party would not shelter anyone found guilty of corruption, regardless of their political party y or tribe.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has put corrupt officers on notice, saying he will side with President Uhuru Kenyatta in denying refuge to those found culpable.

In the latest statement yet of his intent not to appear to be shielding corruption merchants, the opposition chief said  he is departing from usual politics, where those accused cite tribe or political party to evade justice.

In Statement by his spokesperson, Mr Dennis Onyango, Mr Odinga assured the country that the war on corruption has his full backing, as agreed with President Kenyatta.

“In line with his (Mr Odinga) agreement with the President, he will deny refuge to those accused of corruption, and who try to hide behind parties and communities when they are accused,” said Mr Onyango, referring to the famous handshake in March.

UNITY PACT

The statement came shortly  after Mr Odinga met a delegation of Kikuyu elders. The  meeting is significant in healing the rifts that emerged after last year’s General Election.

The elders  expressed  appreciation for  Mr Odinga’s decision to join hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta for the unity of the country.

The elders asked Mr Odinga to use the new relationship to root out corruption in the country, foster peace and eliminate hate and suspicion among communities.

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