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VIDEO: I thought Uhuru would receive me at the airport, says Raila

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The National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga said on Friday that he thought President Uhuru Kenyatta would receive him at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after his week-long trip to the United States and United Kingdom nations.

Addressing his supporters at Upperhill in Nairobi, Mr Odinga said the Head of State, instead, “chose to spend time with his deputy, William Ruto”.

Mr Odinga further criticised the police for repulsing his supporters, who had gone to receive him at the JKIA Friday.

 

“I appreciate and thank you (supporters) for turning out in large numbers to receive me at the airport. My anger has been triggered by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. I have returned home from abroad, and President Uhuru Kenyatta knew where I was. It is not like he did not know. Instead of welcoming me appropriately into the country, he sends the police to teargas me and my supporters. That is cruel,” said Mr Odinga.

“I thought (President) Uhuru will come to receive me at the airport. Uhuru refused, and chose to spend time with his deputy, William Ruto,” added Mr Odinga.

The Opposition chief further said that the American people have pledged to support his push for “political change” in the country.

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“Receive greetings from the American people. They are praying for you, and have assured me that change in the country is something they will support,” said Mr Odinga.

 

-Edaily

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VIDEO: Kenyan politician calls for law allowing chopping off of sex offenders’ manhood

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A Kenyan politician says sex offenders should not be allowed to only serve jail sentences and walk away. Isiolo Woman Representative, Rehema Jaldesa,  wants convicted sex offenders to have their manhood chopped off as  a way of discouraging sexual violence.

Ms Jaldesa has argued that the 10-year jail terms, which such offenders are often sentenced to, is very lenient in comparison to the damage they inflict on their victims.

The legislator, who is a vocal advocate against gender-based violence especially in Isiolo county, has also decried what she termed as widespread cases of defilement, rape and child pregnancies across the county, with perpetrators easily getting off the hook.

Most of sex offenders, she said, are walking free because such cases are often resolved out of court by elders and religious leaders.

Ms Jaldesa spoke during the launch of a three-year programme dubbed ‘Wajibika’ signed by the county government, office of the county women representative and the Center for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW).

She further said that sex offences should no longer be handled by community leaders but the perpetrators should instead be arraigned in court to face criminal charges.

SOURCE: Nairobi News.

 

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Odinga family opposed Raila ‘swearing-in’, says Oburu

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Raila dares those against his swearing in to arrest him

The Odinga family was opposed to the controversial swearing-in of National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga as the “People’s president” lastyear, his brother Oburu Odinga has disclosed.

Speaking at ACK St Stephen Cathedral in Kisumu yesterday during a service to marie Jaramogi’s 25th anniversary, Oburu who spoke on behalf of the family said they were reluctant to have Raila take the oath fearing the possible consequences.

The government had earlier warned to deal with those who participated in the ceremony saying that it amounted to treason.

Oburu said it was Raila’s bravery and act of courage that saw him agree to take the oath that could see him hanged by the State.

Source: People Daily

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American tourist visiting Mara in trouble over fight with a local resident

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An American tourist has been arrested following a fight with a businessman in Narok town.

The foreigner, who has been identified as Mr Amando Kurti from Alabama, United States, is set to be arraigned on Monday for assault and resisting arrest, according to Narok OCPD Joseph Kisombe.

But the man’s partner Ms Danielle Olivier, who is a New Zealander, and Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina, have accused the police of taking sides.

“The police seem to fear Mr Ishmael, why haven’t they arrested him after equally injuring the tourist,” said Mr Kina.

Ms Olivier blamed the trader for starting the fight.

Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina (right) and Danielle Olivier from New Zealand, whose partner Amando Kurti was arrested for allegedly assaulting a businessman in Narok, arrive at Narok Police Station on February 17, 2019. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Source: Daily Nation

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