Odinga challenged to push for implementation of TJRC Report

An Orange Democratic Moveent (ODM) legislator wants his party Leader, Raila Odinga to push for the implementation of Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Report so as to resolve historical injustices.

Speaking in a Narok hotel on Friday, Narok North Member of Parliament (MP), Moitalel Kenta, said he supports the popular handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta for the sake of country’s healing but Odinga should continue to root for the implementation of the Commission’s Report.

The reasons why some of us ditched Jubilee for ODM was because we felt that the government failed to address the issues afflicting the Maasai community such as the Mau forest and historical injustices and that is what we expect our party leader to ensure such issues are resolved, said Kenta.

He challenged his Party Leader to openly discuss the agreements they had with President Kenyatta to avoid speculations.

The outspoken legislator also raised concern in Raila’s recent ‘alliances’, saying he should come clear on his intentions of meeting various leaders lately behind the backs of the party’s elected leaders.

This week, Odinga met with former Kiambu Governor, William Kabogo and the following day paid a rare visit to retired President Daniel Moi and his son Baringo Senator Gideon Moi a move that many political analyst view as 2022 strategy.

Kenta asked Raila not to focus more on succession politics and forget his core vision of transforming the country by addressing issues affecting majority downtrodden Kenyans.

He said Raila’s new alliances were personal as no leader from the party was involved, saying if there were any alliances in the offing then the members should be consulted.

Raila should run for President 2022 and if not, let him not tell us who to support as we might not go where he wants. We are in ODM to stay and we do not want to be dragged into political alliances that we are not part of, he said.

However, Odinga has since distanced himself from any possible political alignment with the Moi saying he went to check on Mzee Moi after he jetted back from an overseas hospital after a successful treatment on his knee.

Source: Kenya News Agency