Raila Odinga, a former Kenyan minister knows how to seek publicity when there is not much being mentioned about him in the media.
When things are quiet around him, he knows how to pull attention towards himself. Now it is reported by the media that he is claiming that some senior people in Kibaki’s government are plotting to eliminate him and other ODM-K leaders before the next general elections.
Government minister Michuki has dismissed Raila’s claims.
The Standard reports Michuki dismissing such claims as baseless saying “This is not true. Are you surprised that he can talk that way?”
According to the report, Dr Oburu Odinga, who is blood brother to Raila, has said that his brother is a target for assassination.
While in Kisumu yesterday, the paper reports that Raila claimed “that senior Government officials held a secret meeting in Kilimani area in Nairobi last Sunday to organise the “assassinations”.
Who has told Raila that the meetings took place. Can Raila go to the police and write a statement to that effect instead making noise in public.
The police boss in-charge of Kilimani told the Standard that he was not aware of such claims.
Why is Raila panicking? Is he seeing signs of the collapse of ODM-K, or is he now realising that his ODM-K friend Kalonzo Musyoka is beginning to pull the longest fishing rope netting more votes to become ODM-K flag bearer.
When the government sacked Raila and other ministers from the LDP zone, they claimed their security was being put at risk. Nothing has happened to them to this day. They are alive and flying all over across the universe publicising their presidential ambitions while discrediting Kibaki government and the Kenyan people.
When they were in government, having top security as ministers with comfortable vehicles, they claimed that some people in government were tailing them.
Why this panicky wolfy-cry attitude? It does not make sense anymore.
To elaborate further on the mudslinging of Kenya’s reputation abroad by some leaders including Raila, go to the Kenya Times link below. In a commentary story, we are taken through many stages by the writer who can also see the good work President Kibaki did when he travelled to China recently, returning home with Chinese goodies that will help the country, while Raila may have travelled back to Kenya from abroad with money that he will spend in the campaign for presidency.
The Kenya Times link:
And further coverage by the Standard on Raila’s utterances, and Ministers rebukings calling him a sensationalist. Go to the link below to learn get more out of Raila’s assasination claims!
By Korir, APN
Source of the story: The Kenya Times 12.Nov (Kenya) and the Standard (Kenya)