I addressed think tank as a student, Murkomen rubbishes Raila hyped US talk

Much ado about nothing

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Raila Odinga giving a speech in the US. /TWITTER

Leader of Majority in the Senate, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has dismissed the National Super Alliance Raila Odinga’s address in the US saying it has been given unnecessary attention.

He was responding to his fellow lawyer Donald Kipkorir who had said on social media that Kenyans should be honoured after Raila got a chance to address the world-respected think tank.

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Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen. PHOTO: THE STAR

“Kenyans should be proud that Baba is addressing CSIS. It’s an honor on behalf of Kenya .. CSIS is the World’s No. 1 Think tank #RailaCSIS.” The flambo lawyer said in a tweet seen by Zipo.co.ke.

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Raila visited the United States to give a talk on Kenya’s political situation and highlighted the country’s disregard to the rule of law saying the Jubilee government was steadily slipping into dictatorship.

The Jubilee Senator who is always breathing down Opposition’s neck, noted that he once addressed the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as a student and thus Raila should not brag about it.

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“As a student, I addressed the same think tank when Barkan (RIP) was still there. It’s no big deal man. (I hope u know it’s not congress),” Murkomen said on Twitter.

Raila in his address which has been praised and criticised in equal measure, told the world that the problem with Kenya was persistent electoral theft and electoral impunity.

The Opposition head’s claims has been seen as an extension of Nasa’s push to frustrate the Jubilee administration amid his calls for a fresh election despite him and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka withdrawing from the repeat presidential poll held on October 26.

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While in the US forward, Raila said in an interview with Reuters that an interim government should take over for six months as the country prepares for the fresh election.