Thousands to gather at JKIA for Raila Odinga grand welcome

NASA leader returns on Thursday

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NASA leaders at a past rally. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

National Super Alliance leaders have announced a grand homecoming for their leader Raila Odinga slated for Thursday, November 16.

This was intimated during a Nasa rally at the Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi’s Eastlands area on Sunday, November 12, where the leaders maintained that the Opposition would not recognise Uhuru Kenyatta as President.

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Raila Odinga giving a speech in the US. /TWITTER

Leaders who graced the event include Siaya Senator James Orengo, Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale and Homa Bay women rep Gladys Wanga among others.

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Babu Owino who spoke at the rally urged those present to turn out in large numbers to welcome Raila while also terming the repeat poll as a sham.

“We shall not back down, do not be afraid because we know what happened on October 26 was not an election but a selection,” the outspoken and oft controversial legislator said.

Reports have it that the procession will then head to Uhuru Park from JKIA, a move that could turn chaotic if police get in the way. Nairobi county boss Japheth Koome had declared the Sunday rally illegal although Nasa gave him a deaf ear.

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Raila aide turned foe turned ally again, Miguna Miguna, although absent from the Jacaranda rally, hopped on social media to confirm Nasa’s plans for Raila’s hero’s welcome.

“ANNOUNCEMENT: The #NRM and @CoalitionNASAKe invite millions of patriots to walk to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and welcome THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT @RailaOdinga to Kenya from the USA on Thursday 16 November 2017! Take over Nairobi on that day! #DemocracyNotDictatorship,” he wrote on Facebook.

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Raila Odinga is on a tour of the US since Tuesday, November 7 where he seeks to convince the international community that Uhuru Kenyatta’s government is diluting the country’s democracy with dictatorship.