Raila Disagrees With Uhuru
Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has condemned the arrest of senators that happened on Monday.
The three senators were arrested by state agents on Monday morning, a day they were supposed to be in the senate for the discussion of the revenue allocation bill. The charges were later on dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP)
The three senators were Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala, Samburu Senator Steve Lelegwe, and Bomet Senator Christopher Langat.
Former Prime minister Raila Odinga did not take this lightly and saw it as a reminder that the struggle for a democratic state is far from being finished.
“The events surrounding the arrest of senators yesterday, just like the acrimonious stalemate that has seen the Senate disagree a record nine times on sharing of revenue among counties stand as stark reminders that our struggle for a democratic state is far from finished,”’ Raila said.
According to Raila, President Uhuru Kenyatta should pull back and stop using state agents to terrorize innocent Kenyans.
“The State needs to pull back and abandon actions that take away the gains made on our path to democratization,” Raila added
Other leaders who condemned the arrest of the senators included Deputy President William Ruto.