Opposition is Alive and Effective- NASA Leader Raila Odinga

Opposition is not dead. NASA leader Raila Odinga has reiterated as much.

Raila said he and his running mate in last year’s elections, Kalonzo Musyoka remained firmly in the Opposition.

The ODM leader spoke at his Capitol Hill office in Nairobi when he hosted leaders from Embu County yesterday.

He said making peace with President Uhuru Kenyatta did not mean the death of Opposition.

“I have not joined Government. I do not hold any position in the Jubilee administration. Therefore, nothing stops me from criticizing the Government. Those that have contrary views are wrong,” said Raila.

He was reacting to concerns from Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi, his co-principal in NASA, that his (Raila) March 9 handshake with the President weakened the Opposition.

Mr Mudavadi slammed Raila and Mr Musyoka for working with the Jubilee government, saying that was betrayal of millions of Kenyans who voted for NASA last year.

Some Kenyans say the Opposition may not provide checks and balances if Raila is on the same side with Uhuru.

But Raila, who was recently named the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa, defended his decision to work with Uhuru and Kalonzo’s new job as a peace envoy to the troubled South Sudan, saying their new assignments did not affect the Opposition.

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