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Raila: I’m not done with exposing Jubilee scandals

Opposition leader Raila Odinga says he will not relent in raising concerns about the Jubilee government’s projects, aimed at destroying the environment.

The Cord leader also revisited the issues surrounding the Itare Dam project which he termed as an environmental threat to parts of the South Rift and Nyanza regions.

Speaking on Sunday at Nyaronde, Borabu Sub-county during the funeral of Peris Nyaboke, the mother of human rights lawyer George Kegoro, Mr Odinga said he would not be cowed into silence on issues affecting Kenyans.

Mr Odinga said the project would adversely affect the Bomet, Nyamira, Migori, Homa Bay and Migori Counties’ water supply.


“When I raised the issue of the dam, a few people dismissed my concerns as unfounded. A study of the project’s likely effects on the water supply in the five counties will prove my assertions correct,” he said.

“I know Jubilee would like me to keep quiet on issues like the Itare Dam project that has a major bearing on the lives of Kenyans. That will not stop me from speaking out whenever such matters arise,” he said.

He said it was unacceptable for Borabu residents to be attacked and injured with arrows while in pursuit of their stolen cattle

Mr Odinga promised to eliminate the cattle rustling menace prevalent in the area once ODM took power.

“My government will ensure that the cattle rustling menace is completely eradicated once we assume office,” said Mr Odinga.


Mr Odinga also hit out at the Gusii Unity caucus for lacking political direction, saying the community was not divided.

Chief Justice David Maraga who attended the function asked Kenyans to pray for judicial officers to faithfully administer justice to them.

“As long as I am Chief Justice, I will abide by the constitution and faithfully discharge my duties to the citizens and republic of Kenya,” the CJ said.

Others who attended the function included legislators Dr Oburu Odinga (Nominated), ODM National Treasurer Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Dr Gesami (North Mugirango) and area MP Ben Momanyi (Borabu).