There are no plans to swear Raila Odinga, says senator Mutula Jnr
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr has said that the Wiper Democratic party has not received any formal communication on plans to swear in NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga as president on December 12.
The senator who also doubles up as Wiper’s deputy chair said that they were still waiting for indications from the party leadership concerning the event.
Addressing journalists at Wote town Tuesday, Senator Mutula said the fate of the swearing in ceremony was uncertain as NASA Co-principal KalonzoMusyoka was currently out of the country and it still remains unclear whether he will have returned by December 12.
“Currently our party leader is away and the acting chairperson Governor Kivutha Kibwana has not yet convened a meeting to give us details on the swearing in,” he said.
The senator however appealed for calm and peace saying whatever will happen on December 12 will be done within the confines of the law.
The senator’s sentiments comes barely a day after Wiper Secretary general said Farah Maalim said the party will not participate in the swearing in ceremony terming it unconstitutional.
Meanwhile the chairman of the livestock marketing council Dubat Amey has advised NASA leader RailaOdinga to forget his swearing in slated for December 12 and use legitimate means provided for in the constitution in addressing his concerns.
Talking to KNA on phone Tuesday, Amey said that Raila cannot use the constitution selectively.
“Raila knows very well that the path he has chosen was unconstitutional and amounts to treason. I was once an ODM supporter and I want to advise my brother Raila to sober up and use other means in pursuit for his alleged electoral justice,” Amey said.
“This is the surest way for Raila to destroy his political career. I respect Raila for his immense contribution in promoting democracy and the rule of law in this country. If anything Raila should think of resigning from active politics,” he added.
Amey said that the NASA leader has contested for the presidency four times and lost adding that “it seems God did not destine you to be the president of Kenya.”
Elsewhere Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has warned NASA principal Raila Odinga that he will be charged with treason and hanged if he goes ahead with his plan of being sworn in as president.
Kuria warned Raila that the law is very clear that the sentence for treason is to be hanged and what Raila is planning to do will lead to his death by the rope.
“What he is trying to do is treason, the penalty for that is hanging and we will tie a rope on his neck and take him to a tree until the doctor tells us that Raila is not with us anymore,” said Kuria adding that his title will from then be hayati RailaOdinga.
“It is not me who has said that, it is the constitution which does recognize Uhuru Kenyatta, me or Raila, we are all under the law. If he wants to be sworn in as the GorMahia chairman he is free to do so and after that go home to his wife but he should keep off state house road,” insisted Kuria.
By KNA team