LIVE: Jubilee thanksgiving rally begins, “Ocampo six” in attendance

LIVE: Jubilee thanksgiving rally begins, “Ocampo six” in attendance


President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have arrived at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru for a thanksgiving service following the termination of ICC cases against Ruto and Journalist Joshua Sang. Also in attendance is Muthaura, Ali, Sang and Henry Kosgey who were all in Ocampo six list.

The event is being attended by political and religious leaders and thousands of Jubilee supporters.

Security has been beefed up at the 50,000 capacity stadium, with each of the participant undergoing thorough security screening.

Two weeks ago, the ICC in the Hague ruled that Ruto and Sang’ had no case to answer prompting Uhuru, then in France, to call a special prayer meeting to celebrate the victory.

However Cord leader Raila Odinga on Friday equated the thanksgiving meeting to a “dance macabre”, a French phrase that means a “dance of death”, that disrespects the victims of the post election violence in 2007/8.

Raila accused the Jubilee leaders of “dancing on the graves” of those who perished in the violence.

‘As a nation there is nothing to celebrate about, we have many people who we still need to condole and reparate and a national sense of justice that needs to be reconfirmed.,” Raila said in a statement sent from France yesterday.

Raila is expected to lead a parallel rally at Laini Saba, Kibera.


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