Details have emerged on how the Mashujaa Day celebrations schedule was changed at the last minute to grant the former Prime Minister a chance to address the nation on pressing issues as the country celebrated its heroes.
A look at the outlined order of events reveals that Odinga was not allocated time to deliver a speech during the celebrations in Kisii.
However, in a last-minute intervention, Kisii Governor James Ongwae violated the outlined order of events to grant former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to address the gathering at Gusii stadium before inviting DP Ruto who later on ushered in President Uhuru Kenyatta to the podium.
In his speech, Raila recounted the role played by Kenya’s heroes and was referenced to by President Uhuru Kenyatta when he took to the podium.
Raila applauded the President for the decision to host the event outside Nairobi, stating that it presents an opportunity to celebrate Kenya’s diversity.
The ODM party leader also maintained that nobody can stop the BBI reggae, noting that the rallies which had been brought to a stop by Covid-19 are set to resume.
“BBI was on half time during COVID-19 we will now move to other parts of the Country because nobody can stop reggae” noted Raila, referring to the push for constitutional amendments through a referendum birthed by the BBI report.
“BBI was launched here in Kisii, we will go to Kakamega, Mombasa, Narok, and other parts of the Country” added Odinga.