Raila now accuses Ruto of state capture, says he's returning Kenya to the Nyayo regime

Raila now accuses Ruto of state capture, says he's returning Kenya to the Nyayo regime

Raila Odinga

  • Raila accused Ruto's administration of capturing institutions and inflicting injustice on members of the public including the four commissioners from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who await their fate on four petitions seeking to oust them.
  •  Raila said the trajectory Ruto's administration is taking will severely affect the unity and stability of the nation.

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has come out guns blazing against President William Ruto accusing him of reinstating the Nyayo regime under a different designation.

Speaking on Thursday, Raila accused Ruto's administration of capturing institutions and inflicting injustice on members of the public including the four commissioners from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who await their fate on four petitions seeking to oust them.

The petitions want the four; IEBC Vice Chair Juliana Cherera and commissioners Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya, to leave office on grounds of gross misconduct, abuse of office, violation of the Constitution, and taking sides in the August 9 presidential race.

According to Raila, the trajectory Ruto's administration is taking will severely affect the unity and stability of the nation.

"The capture is now being attended to by the two houses of parliament. Swiftly Kenyans are being turned into being passive by-standers in the affairs with grave implications for our unity, stability and governance as a nation," he said.

"Ruto's administration is taking us back to the affairs last witnessed in the last regime of the 1980s. We are here to sound a warning that no one should lie to this regime that we will sit back and watch a return of the Nyayo regime in another name."

The former Prime Minister further threatened to lead a "pushback" against Dr Ruto, calling on Parliament to be "guarantors of the rule of law" and not enablers of constitutional revenge against the four commissioners.

"The injustice being inflicted on the IEBC commissioners will mark the beginning of a massive pushback against Ruto and those who think like him," he noted.

"We will openly and robustly lead that pushback and we call on our houses of parliament to be guarantors of the rule of law and justice in the country and stop being the enablers of constitutional revenge mission they have been deployed on against the four commissioners."

He further claimed that the move to oust the commissioners is unconstitutional and is only politically instigated.

"This probe is politically motivated and a continuation of the witchhunt mission that Ruto is on. It will turn into a nasty partisan fight at a time we need to unify the country."

Meanwhile, he has asked the four commissioners to boycott the summons by parliament.

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