Opposition leader Raila Odinga has said his Azimio la Umoja coalition will push for the country to be split in case the government fails to yield to his demands.
Azimio leaders who gathered for prayers at Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s Yatta farm in Machakos County yesterday declared they will launch a collection of signatures from Kenyans dissatisfied with Dr Ruto’s leadership style on Tuesday next week. The signatures will then be used to ask the United Nations to split Kenya into two republics.
‘’They stole the elections and imposed themselves on the country and now they want to ensure all Kenyans are reduced to paupers through punitive taxation, but we will not allow that to happen,” said Raila.
“They are now bragging that the controversial Finance Bill will be passed by the National Assembly yet they bribed MPs to join their coalition to boost their numbers in the August House so that they can pass whatever laws they wish without caring about the concerns of Kenyans,” he said.
He said it was pointless to continue bipartisan talks in the current toxic political environment and encouraged Azimio MPs and senators involved to stay away. His comments have however sparked outrage with many of hid critics urging him to instead push for unity.
“It is unfortunate that while citizens of goodwill are working towards East Africa (EA) integration and African unity, some Kenyan politicians are discussing secession in their quest for political offices,” lawyer Patrick Lumumba has said.
“This megalomania must be condemned,” he criticised Raila.
Ahmednasir Abdullahi, a constitutional lawyer, agreed with PLO Lumumba that Raila was issuing the threat in an apparent ambition for power.
“Cut part of Kenya’s territory for me and make me President, Hon Raila pleads with UN,” commented Abdullahi.