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Nasa supporters accuse IG of double standards on Raila welcome party

By HILARY KIMUYU November 15th, 2017 2 min read

Nasa supporters have accused IG Joseph Boinnet of double standards for refusing them permission to receive Raila Odinga inside the JKIA.

The supporters say it was a different case when Jubilee supporters were allowed to receive President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014 when arrived back in the country from attending a status conference hearing on his case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) yet he was received by a grand reception at JKIA.

Nasa supporters told the IG off after he said they would be blocked from accessing JKIA on Friday.

The supporters wondered why they were being blocked from accessing the airport yet Uhuru was received by a massive crowd that included traditional dancers who turned out to welcome him from The Hague.


At the time, Presidential security detail had a difficult time controlling the huge crowds who were blocking his motorcade in an attempt to get a glimpse of the president and his entourage.

The crowds chanted and danced proclaiming it was “prayers and not witchcraft” which has seen the President overcome the Hague challenge.

Mr Odinga, who has been on a trip to the US and Europe, returns to what Nasa says would be a “grand reception” complete with an airport party, and preceded by a rally at Kamukunji grounds on Friday.

Soon after Mr Boinnet issued the orders, self-declared National Resistance Movement General Miguna Miguna led many supporters by taking to social media to ask them to turn up in large numbers to welcome Mr Odinga.

Here is the video of the day President Uhuru arrived back in country from Hague courtesy of K24.

Read some of the reactions from Nasa supporters after they were barred from accessing JKIA to welcome Mr Odinga on Friday by police.