October 23, 2018

Raila’s sister leads anti-Jubilee protests in London

A Former Kisumu Deputy Governor has taken to London streets to protest Jubilee’s crackdown on National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders.

Ruth Odinga, who is Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s sister, led the peaceful protests outside the United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament this week.

Flaunting placards and chanting anti-Jubilee slogans, the group criticised the clampdown and harassment of NASA leaders.

The organizer of the protests, Ali Abdi, said Kenya was swiftly getting back to the KANU era where people could be detained without trial or questioning.

“Many of us living in foreign countries experienced firsthand how Moi took advantage of the old constitution to curtail people’s rights and freedoms including unexplained disappearances of people who dared openly question his style of leadership,” said Ali.

In the last two weeks, the State has been after NASA leaders, most who were involved in the controversial ‘swearing-in’ of Raila as the people’s president at Uhuru Park on January 30.

MPs Tom Kajwang (Ruaraka) , George Aladwa (Makadara) and the deported NRM’s self-declared general Miguna Miguna have cases pending in court.

NASA leaders on Wednesday demanded that Miguna be brought back to the country.

The leaders led by Siaya Senator James Orengo said Miguna must be brought back to his motherland adding that the NASA legal team was pursuing the matter in court to ensure he is returned.

Orengo said the Constitution allows any Kenyan who is a citizen by birth to remain Kenyan unless one denounces the citizenship.

“Mr Miguna cannot cease to be a Kenyan citizen. It’s not for the Government of Kenya to determine whether Miguna is a citizen or not,” said Orengo.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Wednesday, Miguna termed the deportation as a violation of his constitutional rights.

He blasted Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i for forcefully sending him to Canada on grounds that his citizenship had been cancelled.

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