RAILA ODINGA MEETS KIKUYU COUNCIL OF ELDERS:

RAILA ODINGA MEETS KIKUYU COUNCIL OF ELDERS:

H.E. Raila Odinga met leaders of the Kikuyu Council of Elders at his Capitol Hill offices earlier today. The elders visited to express their appreciation of Mr. Odinga’s decision to join hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta for the unity of the nation.
The Kikuyu elders also expressed “appreciation, recognition, and gratitude” to the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga “for giving firm direction and leadership in the struggle for independence, bravery in colonial Parliament and his push for the release of Jomo Kenyatta from colonial detention.”
They appealed to Mr. Odinga to use the new relationship with President Kenyatta to root out corruption in the country, foster peace and eliminate hate and suspicion among communities.
They pledged unwavering support for the Building Bridges Initiative, the war on corruption and called for a firm application of the National Values and Principles as contained in the Constitution to put Kenya back on track.
Mr. Odinga assured the delegation that the war on corruption has his full backing, in line with his agreement with the President to deny refuge to those accused of corruption and who try to hide behind parties and communities.
DENNIS ONYANGO
JUNE 11, 2018.