Raila Odinga has come under fire from a group of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) leaders who are asking for his arrest over his ‘madoadoa’ remarks in Wajir county. The leaders suggested that the former Premier be treated similarly to Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, who was arrested and detained for making similar remarks at a prior UDA demonstration.
Raila and his allies asked citizens to vote on 6-member Azimio leaders on Wednesday. “We want the Azimio la Umoja movement to be represented by all Wajir candidates. We’d like to make this an Azimio zone. No ‘Madoadoa’ shall be welcomed in Wajir,” Raila declared.
Odinga believes that Azimio will be able to carry the day from the president to the County Assembly by doing so.
Senator Kipchumba Murkomen of Elgeyo Marakwet, on the other hand, objected to the remarks and called for the police to intervene.
“Raila Odinga is currently in Wajir. Let the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) act as quickly as they did in the case of Mithika Linturi to demonstrate the rule of law and, in particular, equality before the law,” Murkomen indicated his opinion.
Caleb Kositany, a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, reiterated his remarks, claiming that the former Premier would not be arrested or prosecuted.