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I will not be cowed, says Raila

10 June 2013, 13:07 Dareel Eric

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said that he will not be intimidated however much the different dark forces try to frustrate him in his efforts to regroup himself after losing the March 4 presidential polls to Uhuru Kenyatta.  

Raila said that he is aware that there are groups of people who are tirelessly working to send him into total political oblivion but then they had miscalculated by choosing to go after him.

Recently, Raila was mishandled and humiliated on two occasions at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where he was denied access to the VIP lounges thus eliciting public outrage from all quarters of the country.

He spoke separately at Ebusiratsi and Esibeye Secondary Schools in Vihiga County on Saturday where he said that he has the support of the people and will not under any circumstances bow due to pressure exerted on him to quit politics by those in authority.

“I can’t be cowed. I am still steadfast as ever. I command my support from the people who believe in the national good and I will continue fighting for my people’s rights without fearing anybody,” said Raila.

He was accompanied by area Governor Moses Akaranga and Deputy Governor Caleb Amaswache, Vihiga, Siaya and Bungoma Senators George Khaniri, James Orengo and Moses Wetangula, among others.

Wetangula said that they do not need to go to court again to prove that Raila has done a lot for this country and should be accorded the necessary respect in every quarter by everybody.

“If those working to frustrate Raila are working under illegal orders, they are breaking the law and we don’t need to go to court to prove that,” he said.

The Bungoma Senator said that all retired persons who have fought for the good of this country should be respected and Raila is not an exceptional.

Khaniri said that the society should not be degraded by individuals who lack respect for the old people who are ironically accorded respect all over the world.

“We want the government to respect all the former leaders because even in South Africa Mandela is still held in high esteem yet he is so much aged because he fought for the independence of that country. A society that disrespects elders is a cursed one,” he said.

Raila on his part said that he does not need to use the VIP lounges. He said that he will use what other people use, but then that is also advantageous because it brings him closer to the people.

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