ODM leader Raila Odinga on Monday, January 23, addressed thousands of his supporters at the Kamkunji rally in relation to the alleged whistleblowers’ report claiming that he won the 2022 presidential election.
Among those who addressed Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate were leaders allied to Raila Odinga including Korogocho MCA Absolom Odhiambo.
Odhiambo, in his address, used unprintable words to refer to President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.
While insisting that Raila resoundingly won the 2022 presidential election, Odhimbo termed the Head of State and the second in command as thieves and threatened to marshal Raila’s supporters to the State House to eject the thieves.
“…Kwa siasa ya taifa tunataka tutoke twende ikulu tutoe huyo mwizi… Nataka tuingie town, tufunge biashara. Hakuna biashara itaendelea hii town ya Nairobi. Ndio William Ruto aheshimu Raila Odinga lazima tufunge biashara hii town,” he said.
Loosely translates to, “For national politics, let us go to State House and remove that thief… I want us to go to town and close businesses. No business will be conducted in Nairobi. For William Ruto to respect Raila Odinga we must close businesses in this town.”
As such, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned the ODM legislator to appear before the commission to record a statement.
In a statement to newsrooms on Friday, January 27, NCIC chairman Samuel Kobia said that political developments in the last few days are creating unnecessary tension that if not well managed can plunge the country into chaos.
“A case in point is the utterances by Korogocho MCA Hon. Absolom Odhiambo at the Azimio la Umoja Alliance rally at the Kamkunji ground on Monday, January 23, which inter alia invoked ethnic hatred while inciting Kenyans to violence
“Therefore, we have summoned Hon. Absolom Odhiambo to record a statement,” Kobia said.
Kobia further warned all leaders to respect the presidency stating that the president is a symbol of National Unity and that any actions that undermine the presidency will not only damage the presidency but will also injure peace and unity across the country.