A delegation of leaders from the Central Kenya reckon the National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer, Raila Odinga, should focus on smaller seats if indeed he wants to win any election.
Fronted by Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega, outgoing Dagoretti South legislator Dennis Waweru, Murang’a Women Rep Ann Nyokabi, and politician Ann Kirima, the leaders asked Raila to drop the impending case at the Supreme court.
According to them, Kenya needs to move forward, that leaders should stop dragging the country through court cases.
“In every election, there is a number two. You either win or lose. Since there will be no coalition government, it is good for the presidential candidate to accept defeat,” Kanini Kega said in a statement.
Kega who was successful in his reelection bid in the August 8 poll, alluded to the possibility of the former Prime Minister getting a post in the Jubilee government but only if he drops the appeal.
Waweru echoed the sentiments and asked the Nasa head who was defeated by Uhuru Kenyatta, to accept the verdict of the IEBC and consider the 45 million Kenyans instead of holding them ransom.
“Don’t continue holding 45 million Kenyans ransom, concede and relax so that many Kenyans can respect you more. The results were credible since the observers also okayed them,” the outgoing Dagoretti South MP who at one time wanted to vie for Nairobi governorship before bowing out, said.
Waweru added that Raila, a four-time presidential election loser, to stand for a smaller elective post perhaps in Kibra where he is very popular.
Raila is expected to hang his boots after the hotly-contested General Election and affirmed the same via an interview with the Financial Times. He has however refused to concede defeat saying election results were computer generated and did not reflect the will of the people.
He is now putting up a case against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) at the Supreme Court where he will challenge Uhuru’s win. The law gives him until today (Friday, August 18) midnight to file his petition.