Thursday, July 23, 2015
This Is What Cord Led By Raila Odinga Will Tell President Obama (See Details)
The US President will also have a chance to meet representatives of Kenya civil society organization on his second day in the country.
His meeting with opposition chiefs led by Raila Odinga is what will generate a lot of interests from Kenyans and the Jubilee government.
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So what is former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his Cord brigade likely to discuss with Obama?
Disbandment of the IEBC
Cord has claimed over and over that Jubilee stole Cord elections with the help of IEBC. This is not the first time Raila Odinga has made such accusations. The 2007 general elections nearly brought the country to the precipice after Kibaki was declared the winner. The wave of violence that followed was unprecedented and it took the intervention of the international community to restore peace. Raila has said that they will boycott the 2017 polls if IEBC is not reconstituted. This is an agenda that will feature prominently in their discussion with Obama.
Withdrawal Of Troops From Somali
The opposition has consistently pushed for the withdrawal of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) from Somali and this is an agenda that won’t be left out. According to the Raila and his lieutenants the continued stay of the KDF in Somali continue to expose the country to terrorists attack. Kenya has experienced the highest number of terror attacks since its incursion to Somali. The KDF should withdraw from Somali and man our borders if the opposition have their way.
Fight On Corruption
President Uhuru Kenyatta fight on corruption is far from being won if the opposition is to be believed. Uhuru has been accused by Cord co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka of being selective in his fight against corruption. He went on to name Anne Waiguru as an exception on the war against corruption even after her ministry was linked to graft. They will ask the US President to touch on that thorny issue with his Kenyan counterparts.