Keep impunity forces on check, says Raila
Prime Minister Raila Odinga yesterday urged Kenyans to be wary of forces of impunity who are opposed to change. The PM said Kenyans have an opportunity to secure the democratic and governance gains that have come with the new constitution by electing reform-minded leaders in the general election next year.
Raila said though Kenyans were excited with the enactment of a new constitution, some forces are out to frustrate its implementation. "Those who opposed the enactment of the constitution are out to ensure that it is not fully implemented,” said the PM. Raila was addressing a public rally at Kibiku in Ngong before issuing a title deed for the 2500 acres Kibiku farm to Keekonyokie Trust.
The PM noted that the government was commitment to addressing historical injustices related to land dispossessions through mechanisms provided by the constitution. He said that the enactment of the new constitution had kick started the reform process that will ensure rights of all Kenyans are safeguarded.
He urged voters to elect leaders who have faith in the new constitution to bring the much needed change. He said though reforms have been ongoing, not everybody in politics today is a reformer and can be trusted. He insisted the next elections would be a two-horse race between reformers and anti-reformers.
Cabinet minister William ole Ntimama who joined the PM to drum support for ODM’s Narok North parliamentary aspirant Peter Mositet, said the Maasai community was fully behind Raila’s presidential bid.