National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah has revived his calls for the arrest of Opposition Leader Raila Odinga.
The Kikuyu Member of Parliament (MP) said Raila has been leading destructive protests and should be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Ichung’wah said the ODM leader has a habit of “selling fear” to governments, which has made him “look like an untouchable”.
“I am urging police to arrest Raila Odinga for perennially putting Kenya on the edge with illegal and destructive protests,” he said.
Kichung’wah said the State should not fear arresting the former Prime Minister, and asserted that the country will not plunge into chaos as a result.
“I am urging police to arrest Raila Odinga for perennially putting Kenya on the edge with illegal and destructive protests. I know there is widespread fear that if he is arrested, then the country will plunge into chaos, making it ungovernable. I want to tell you, without fear of contradiction, that nothing will happen to Kenya if Odinga is arrested,” Ichung’wah told The Standard.
The lawmaker also accused Raila Odinga of blackmailing President Ruto into sharing government positions with him.
“If one allows blackmail to continue, it never stops. Let’s follow the rule of law in airing and resolving our grievances. And if one breaks the law, like Odinga is doing, then he must be arrested and prosecuted. I’m challenging the Inspector-General of Police Japhet Koome to arrest Odinga,” Ichung’wah said.