Address injustices, Raila urges Jubilee


Coalition for Reform and Democracy (Cord) leader Raila Odinga wants the Jubilee administration to urgently deal with historical injustices.

Speaking at the launch of a biography on former MP Jean-Marie Seroney at Oxford University’s Jesus College in the United Kingdom on Friday, Mr Odinga, said long-standing injustices, many of which are contained in the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation report, are holding Kenya back.

He asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to follow his recent apology for injustices with concrete action to close “a chapter of betrayal and pain”.

Elsewhere, the widow and family of the firebrand former Tinderet MP alleged they were locked out of the event.

Mrs Zipporah Seroney said it was wrong for some individuals to capitalise on her husband’s name for their own personal and political gain.

“I was neither informed about my husband’s book launch nor other family members. None of the politicians, save for Mr Gitobu Imanyara, have ever visited me to see how I’m suffering since the death of my husband under mysterious circumstances,” she told journalists at her Eldoret home in Uasin Gishu on Saturday.

Mrs Seroney regrets the family’s input was not sought by the writer.

Mr Seroney was elected to the Legislative Council in 1961 as the Nandi MP on a Kenya African Democratic Union ticket but defected to Kenya African National Union in 1963.