Political activists Okiya Omtatah has urged the government to arrest and prosecute former Prime Minister Raila Odinga with immediate effect, if it has evidence of his involvement in the Mpeketoni massacre.
President Uhuru had on Tuesday said that the attacks in Mpeketoni were political and not by Al Shabaab. He came just short of blaming Raila personally, saying utterances in rallies were causing tension.
This was Omtatah’s full statement.
The Government should immediately arrest and prosecute Raila Amolo Odinga if it has evidence of his involvement in the Mpeketoni massacre. Otherwise, it is uncouth and not befitting of a whole President and his Government machinery to idle about and trivialise the deaths of some 60+ innocent Kenyans by using the genocide as a propaganda tool against Raila. Ashindwe na sanamu zake! The life of every Kenyan is precious and must be protected. Where it is criminally taken, the Government must pursue and bring those responsible to book. There is no room for anybody to go payuka payukaring like they are high on weed!