Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has blamed the government for the chaotic scenes that were witnessed during the Bonchari and Juja by-elections.
In his statement, the former Prime Minister accused the government of misusing the state security agencies to cause chaos during the by-elections in Bonchari and Juja Constituencies.
“What we have witnessed in the by-elections in Bonchari and Juja is an abuse of police powers and an arrogant display of IMPUNITY by a few overzealous and bellicose government functionaries,” the ODM leader Tweeted. “Security forces exist to serve the people and not the interests of those out to conduct political experiments.” Raila said.
Raila also stated that peaceful coexistence after 2018 should not be taken for granted.
He accused some politicians of using the Handshake as an excuse to erode the rights and freedom of the Kenyans.
“Some rogue elements who want to use the HANDSHAKE as an excuse to ERODE our hard-earned liberties must NOT take the peaceful coexistence after 2018 for granted! This has to stop!” Raila stated.
This comes after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had suspended vote tallying in Juja following the election chaos at the tallying center in Mang’u High School.
The ODM party leader further congratulated Bonchari MP elect Pavel Oimeke on his victory in a tightly contested by-election in Kisii County.
According to Raila, the victory demonstrated the ODM party’s unwavering support and love.
“Congratulations to Bonchari MP Elect Pavel Oimeke! The win in the just concluded by-election is a clear demonstration of the unwavering support and love for ODM party,” Raila Tweeted ” Governor Ongwae, the Kisii ODM team, the Abagusii community and the entire family of ODM, kazi mzuri!” Raila stated.