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Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has threatened to sue President Ruto for defamation.
Odinga said the president has continued to tarnish his name by associating him with the 1982 attempted coup even though he was cleared of treason charges.
Speaking during a public rally in Nakuru on Thursday, Odinga said the court determined that there was no evidence that he participated in the attempt to topple former President Daniel arap Moi's government.
“I was discharged from treason charges after the courts found out that there was no evidence linking me to the 1982 attempted coup. Ruto has spoiled my name and I am going to sue him for defamation,” said Odinga.
He further noted that after the case against him was thrown out, Moi’s administration was forced to free him from Kamiti Maximum Security Prison where he was incarcerated for six months.
“I stayed in Kamiti Maximum Security Prison for six months as the case dragged on in court. Eventually, the government lost the case against me because of lack of evidence,” he said.
Odinga, who was accompanied by Azimio leaders, further stated that he is ready to pay the ultimate prize to liberate Kenyans.
"You can assassinate Raila Odinga physically, but you can never assassinate his ideas and the course for which he stands for. And I have said that I am prepared to pay the ultimate prize that will liberate the people of Kenya,” he said.
He dismissed claims by President Ruto and his allies that his call for mass action is meant to destroy businesses and throw the country into chaos.
“We have no business with anyone’s business. Kikuyus voted for me. They are my people. Our business on Monday will be to get back stolen victory,” Raila said.
Who is the right person
Those pple who drained Kenya in billions ? They are just being selfish , how many souls have they fed with their billions !
William Ruto spent 5 years sabotaging the government he worked for & criticizing it in campaigns.
Since when did a kikuyu woman become as stupid and idiotic ad you @kui?? You all have been bewitched and the Kamiri have sank himself in a hole. Wewe umekula Changaa mingi sana to a point your brains are fried.
Both Raila and Samoei are a product of an incompetent IEBC Chairman, Wafula Arap Chebukati.
Had Arap Chebukati read our New Constitution Chapter 6, both presidential candidates would have been automatically disqualified. Why? They had and still have plenty of skeletons rattling in their closets.
I have been reading your comments for years. You are confused and a lost fella Imara. You should potea daima cause you are an opportunist fool
I just found out today what your name "Thicwo Hakiri" means in your language. I am wondering what led you to choose such a pseudonym.
Raila, yes be ready to die politically not physically.
You are not liberating anybody. You had five years in Uhuru's government but never helped anyone.
You are saying you are ready to pay the ultimate price to drug Kenya down with you.
Kenya will go on without you in politics.
Your political drama's are coming to an end. Everything has a beginning and an end and your political career is about to be concluded.
We wish you well in your retirement.
Peace and not war is about to engulf Kenya and that will see your violent era coming to an end. Anyone else who has been about violence in Kenya is about to witness a time of peace and tranquility.
You failed to pass the mantle to the younger generation. Someone younger is ready to take your place and they will.
Keep watching this space for a new beginning.
Diasporans and others whose elderly parents live in Nairobi should not trust anybody with their safety.You should take responsibility of guarding them.Purchase a licensed gun and travel home whenever cannibal Raila threatens violence against Kenyans.I challenge muuaji Raila to lead his armed militia/bandits/terroriists kama yeye ni MWANAUME.
Political tensions not healthy for the Country. .The horses/bulls fighting wouldn't feel the pain but the "tools" being used will suffer
Nyayo alifinya Raila only after confirming that He was involved in 1982 Coup, Infact He was to be executed with Gen Ochuka had it not been for Jaramogi intervention and Moi ordered Jeshi la Mzee to perform initiation Rao but wakamfinya
In Congo Brazzavile Sassou Nguesso was propelled to Power by Cobra Militia and ended Lissouba Pascal rule. Raila wants to use the same tactic and sieze power using Unconstitutional means
Supposing Ruto sells Nyanza to Uganda the way Russia sold Alaska to USA then use the proceeds to clear China loan ?
The reason why these politicians end up being lawlessness & walk away from crimes coz thy rally & cushion themselves behind tribal groups. WATU WETU!, .....SISI TUMEONEWA...if we break from this "cancerous" belief then Kenya will be loving & prosperous Country in the region!...Too much pitty divisiveness than the real enemies to work on(Poverty, Racism, Unemployment, healthy, family values, development etc)...
Moi should have been overthrown in 1982.
The only people who don’t agree with the coup are people who support oppression & dehumanization of Kenyans.