January 26, 2022

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ODM leader Raila Odinga meets mothers of political prisoners

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Sunday held a meeting in Kiambu County with mothers of political prisoners.

The meeting was held at Kibichiku Secondary school in Kabete and was attended by Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino as well as Kikuyu gospel artist Loise Kim who is eyeing women representative seat in Kiambu.

No other notable politician attended.

Speaking, Mr Odinga said that the visit to Kibichiku Secondary School grounds in Kiambu was in remembrance of his late mum who died while he was under political detention, as well as honour other mothers of political prisoners.

Mr Odinga said that his government will create a commercial industry in every county that will help spur economic growth in the counties and at the same time promote a sustainable agricultural chain and create employment opportunities.

At the same time, Odinga said he has an agenda for the youth where his administration will create a loan kitty where the youth will repay after seven years when their business break even.

‘This will only be paid after seven years only when their businesses start making a profit,’’ said Mr Odinga

He said he has an agenda for the youth where his administration will create a loan kitty where the youth will repay after seven years when their business break even.

 “I will ensure that these mothers of political prisoners get recognized as I also create good health care for our people while I also champion for the creation of jobs to our youths, “he said.

Mr Odinga further condemned sentiments by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi during a political rally in Eldoret on Saturday.

He said that Kenyans desire a country where everybody is free to live anywhere and do business without fear.

“We cannot continue profiling people as ‘kwe kwe’ (weeds) and ‘madoadoa. We cannot afford to go back where we came from,” Mr Odinga said.

He said that the Country can’t afford to revisit what happened in 2007-2008 during the post-election violence.

Mr Odinga pledged to have those who were displaced by 2007-08 PEV resettled if he is elected the president in the August General Election.

The former prime minister Raila Odinga further took issue with deputy president William Ruto for failing to tame his political supporters.

He further said that deputy president William Ruto cannot account for the millions of shillings he dishes out in public saying he spends more than Sh 100 million monthly.

He said that the pledges he(Raila)has made in his campaigns are realistic since he knows the loopholes that corruption exploits and his government will seek to fix the latter.

‘He spends more than Sh 100 million in the so-called donations monthly and this translates to Sh 1.2 billion annually. That is not his own money. That is public stolen money. My government will fix the loopholes that they have been using to loot the public money,’’ Mr Odinga said.