President Willaim Ruto’s allies have come to the defence of US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman after Raila Odinga’s attack in Eldoret.
National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah said the Azimio La Umoja Leader should stop threatening the ambassador and now focus on the 2027 elections.
“Now Raila relax. The Ambassador is simply stating the obvious that the elections of 2022 were transparent and fair.STOP threatening her, you can’t recall her from nowhere baba,” he said.
The Kikuyu MP added that Raila should learn to protest peaceable and unarmed adding that nobody has a quarrel with protests and demonstrations.
“Live with the truth of losing an election and focus on 2027 now. Meanwhile, maandamano must never be about Violence.”
Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika also attacked Raila even as she described Ambassador Whitman as the best for Kenya.
“Perhaps it is also time to tell him to shut up. If he really heard what Whitman presented, he would have seen that she is not only the best ambassador to Kenya but a good ambassador of Kenya,” she said.
Raila had earlier on Thursday fired back at Ambassador Whitman over her remarks on the August 2022 elections.
He said Kenya is not a US colony and should be left to handle its internal affairs.
“Tell the rogue ambassador Kenya is not the United States. Kenya is not a colony of the United States. Keep your mouth while you are here. Otherwise, we will call for your recall back to your country,” Raila said amid cheers from a section of the participants.
On Wednesday, Whitman in her opening remarks said Kenya held the most free, fair and credible elections in her history.
“I arrived in Kenya days before the general election, and what I witnessed was short of remarkable,” she said amidst cheers and claps from the crowd that included President William Ruto.
The election, she noted, has even been termed by many commentators and analysts as the “freest, fairest and most credible election in Kenyan history”.
“The election was observed by local and international election organisations and the results were upheld by the Kenyan Supreme Court and power was transferred orderly and peacefully at the time,” she added.
Source : The Star