In Nairobi, Mombasa, Kakamega, Kitui, Kitale and Thika, hate-leaflets speading anti-Raila messages – essentially stirring up tribal hatred pitting locals against CORD’s presidential flag-bearer Raila Odinga (& the latter’s community) – has become Jubilees pass-time in the last 24 hours. The leaflets have suddenly littered the country overnight.
The idea is to depress or scare off potential votes for Raila in Nairobi, Western, Coast, and Ukambani.
It is evidently clear the state is complicit in all these activities. There is no way state intelligence can be oblivious of these large-scale countrywide –yet illegal –activities until after hate leaflets have littered such many streets and villages across Kenya.
Next time people are being held into account for masterminding violence in Kenya – the perpetrators of such vices must not escape justice.
The extent to which these folks try to hang onto power reveals the best evidence of the total disregard they have for the welfare of the ordinary Kenyans.
PRESS STATEMENT FROM CORD COORDINATING COMMITTEE
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy is alarmed by the increasing cases of threat to our supporters and members across the country ahead of the Monday General Election.
As CORD, we have been attacked on several occasions by supporters of our main opponents the Jubilee Alliance whenever we hold rallies and meetings in their perceived strongholds. First it was the Embu incident where our Presidential Candidate Mr. Raila Odinga and his Deputy Mr. Kalonzo Musyoka had their rally disrupted by rowdy youths.
Then came the Kiambu incident where our caravan was attacked by youths who were chanting pro Uhuru slogans. In Limuru, ODM Secretary General Prof. Anyang Nyongo was attacked and had his briefcase that contained valuables stolen as he campaigned for the party candidate in Limuru.
Last night, the East African Legislative Assembly Member, Hon. Mumbi Ng’aru had her property destroyed by youths chanting pro Jubilee and Uhuru Kenyatta slogans. The same night, two of the young men she had hired to place Raila Odinga’s posters on the walls and streets in Thika were hacked to death by people who were wearing TNA shirts and caps.
This morning, a lady by the name Ogla, who was featured on Citizen TV’s Power Breakfast show and spoke candidly against Jubilee Alliance, received death threats immediately she, got out of the studio. She has reported the matter with the police at the Kilimani Police Stastion. Surely, why threaten women, when we all want to empower them.
As if that is not enough, people wearing Jubilee T-shirts and caps have been spotted in various places distributing leaflets that are anti-Raila and CORD. The leaflets are ill-intended as they are propagating for ethnic animosity amongst the people of Kenya. Kenya is for us all. Why would someone print out leaflets discouraging Kenyans from electing Raila Odinga as the fourth President of Kenya?
We urge our supporters to ignore these leaflets and prepare to VOTE FOR RAILA ODINGA come Monday next week. In a Raila Presidency, Kenya is guaranteed of peace and stability.
Hon. Gideon Ndambuki Hon. Ochieng’ Mbeo
Co-Chairman, CORD, Coordinating Committee Member, CORD Comm, Team