Don’t Use Obama Visit to Undermine Jubilee, Raila Told

STAREHE Jubilee politician Francis Mwangi has urged Cord to focus on its main role of opposition and nation building.

He said this will end the counter-accusations between leaders.

“The Cord fraternity led by Raila Odinga has sensed defeat and is trying to put the country in an election mode. They should play their role as the watchdog of the government,” Mwangi said.

The politician spoke after a church service in St Benedict Catholic Church, Ruaraka, on Sunday.

He said Cord is fighting the government to get US President Barack Obama’s attention.

Obama will visit Kenya next week.

“Raising non-issues like the sacking of Devolution Secretary Anne Waiguru, Interior PS Monica Juma and other government leaders is their way of seeking Obama’s attention. Cord should know that Obama cannot help solve our problems because they need home-made solutions,” Mwangi said.

He said the opposition should realise that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission does not determine poll outcomes.

“Raila and his team should rally together and campaign for voter registration to compete with other parties in the election,” Mwangi said.

He praised President Uhuru Kenyatta for ordering a crackdown on illicit alcohol.

Mwangi asked the opposition to support development and rehabilitation of the affected youths.

“President Kenyatta has done a great thing in saving the nation and youths from alcoholism. Since Raila is focused on the 2017 elections, he should join our President and help rehabilitate the youths who were addicted to alcohol and help them register as voters too,” he said.