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Monday, June 26, 2017

[PHOTOS] Raila makes impromptu visit to Uchumi supermarket, finds no unga

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga during an impromptu visit to Uchumi supermarket on Sunday, June 18, 2017. /COURTESY
NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga during an impromptu visit to Uchumi supermarket on Sunday, June 18, 2017. /COURTESY

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Sunday made an impromptu visit to Uchumi supermarket to asses the unga crisis.

In pictures seen by the Star, Raila was at the supermarket holding a notice which reads "please pick only two packets of maize flour".

But the flour that the consumers were being told to pick was not in the shelves. It is not clear which Uchumi branch he visited.

"...there wasn't even one packet of unga when Raila visited the store," his spokesman Dennis Onyango wrote on Facebook.

The opposition leader was accompanied by Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and other leaders.

On Saturday, he accused the Jubilee Administration of creating a food crisis to manipulate Kenyans ahead of August polls.

Raila said in Maua town during his Meru tour that the unga crisis is one of the ruling entity's scheme to source campaign cash.

He accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto of working with unga dealers to create an 'artificial' shortage hence the crisis.

"Hii Njaa wakenya wako nayo imeletwa na Jubilee. Uhuru na Ruto wameleta hii njaa makusudi ili waweze kufaidika na kufanya biashara na wananchi."

(This food crisis has been created by Uhuru and Ruto intentionally because they want to benefit from the proceeds by manipulating Kenyans)

On Sunday he said: "Uhuru and Ruto are shedding crocodile tears."

"They have made no efforts to strike deals with other countries for maize importation," he told journalists in Nairobi.

"Jubilee government is the author of the famine that is facing the country."

More on this: Uhuru, Ruto created unga crisis to get campaign cash - Raila

Also read: We can't allow five more years of Jubilee's theft, fatal economic flaws - Raila


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