December 17, 2017

Governor Mandago: Raila Odinga lost in presidential election

A Governor affiliated to the Jubilee Party has taken a swipe at National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago asked Raila to accept that he lost in two presidential elections.

Mr Mandago said it was time for the Opposition leader and his brigade to join President Uhuru Kenyatta in building the nation going forward.

“Those who wanted dialogue like NASA can now come for it instead of resisting because we now have President Kenyatta in power.

“There was no way everyone was going to win elections and those who lost must accept and move on. NASA has tried all ways which have not worked. Let them back Uhuru,” stated Mandago.

The Governor added that Opposition leaders should accept the President was legally sworn in and focus on uniting Kenyans.

“We must now move forward as a county and avoid waste of time on political gossip,” he said.

Raila sent out invitations on Friday to his inauguration as the people’s president scheduled to take place on Jamhuri Day.

The invitation posted on NASA’s Telegram channel on Friday, stated the swearing in would take place on December 12, 2017.

Raila said he would be sworn in on Tuesday (November 28).

Odinga, who was addressing his supporters near Jacaranda Grounds in Nairobi’s Eastlands area minutes after President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in to office for his second term, said the people do not recognise him (Uhuru) as the President.

“Uhuru Kenyatta is not the President of Kenya. We do not recognise the October 28 election, that was a fake election. 83% of the population boycotted the election,” he said.

Mr. Odinga said that he would be sworn in by the people who want to build a better Kenya.

“Nitaapishwa na nitaingia Ikulu,” he said. (I will be sworn in and go to State House.)

Moments later, as he handed the microphone to Musalia Mudavadi, police descended on the crowd with tear gas and sent everyone, the former Prime Minister included, scampering for safety.

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