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‘Gov’t wi*l have to ki*l all of us before ending life of Raila’ – Wandayi

Friday, March 31st, 2023 18:58 | By
Minority Leader in the National Assembly Opiyo Wandayi at a press conference in Kisumu on December 31, 2022. He outlined 8 issues troubling Kenyans that the opposition will push President William Ruto to address in the new year. PHOTO/Courtesy

National Assembly minority leader and Ugunja Member of Parliament (MP) James Opiyo Wandayi has said that the plot by the Kenya Kwanza administration to end the life of Azimio leader Raila Odinga is tempting the lives of millions of Kenyans.

Wandayi said the state will have to spray bullets on all Azimio supporters before shooting Raila to death.

"Inspector General Japheth Koome had on Thursday used its security to end the life of Raila who was on his way to the Nairobi CBD through the outering area. The country belongs to all of us and respect must thrive for peace to reign among the 42 tribes in this region. Going forward, we will increase pressure through mass action," Wandayi said.

"We can't allow you (Ruto and lieutenants) to dictate to us, we are a free people. It's time for the luo leadership to remain behind Raila. I want to warn the betrayers that their days are numbered and soon they will find it rough in their regions," he added.

Wandayi further stated that those who ditched Raila for selfish interests and joined Ruto under the disguise of development have ruined their political ambitions.

Suna West MP Peter Masara said any MP who has betrayed the course must not be allowed to return home.

"We shall block any roads that would see them infiltrate or get to their respective constituencies," Masara said adding that it will not be business as usual for the betrayers.

Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo said mass action was unstoppable and that it was gaining momentum.

"The state blocked us for two hours and teargassed us but with the help of good women, we were freed from the suffocation of teargas," she said.

"We are encountering brutality at the hands of the State. Going forward we shall allow our Luo people to deal roughly with the betrayers Do not tempt the pope with bhang. This country belongs to all of us and we can leave in it based on the atmospheric conditions set by the state. Those attempting to end Raila's life are pushing us," she added.

Kisumu Town MP Rosa Buyu asked Raila not to heed the bits of advice from those seeking him to shelve mass action.

"The sons of the Luo community have already lost their lives in past demonstrations hence no retreat no surrender. We only want the demonstration called off once the servers are opened and the high cost of living is reduced. The MPs who betrayed Raila by being part of initiatives that have seen bad plans by the State executed to fight Raila must be dealt with," Buyu said.

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