CORD leaders to camp at Raila's house Monday
13 December 2015, 10:47
Nairobi - CORD leaders will not let coalition chief Raila Odinga attend the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC summon even if it means camping at his house.
Odinga is under pressure and threat of arrest from the EACC if he fails to appear Monday at 10 AM to explain what he knows about the controversial Eurobond.
He has thus far said that he will not attend the summon and it seems other CORD leaders will not allow him to.
Led by Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale, the leaders say that they are not scared of any threats by the executive over the matter and that they will protect Raila to the fullest.
" We will camp at his house if it means ensuring that he does not attend the summon," Khalwale said on Saturday.
He accused the President of trying to infringe on the rights of citizens who have a right to free speech and freedom.
" Kenyans have a right to free speech and private citizens are allowed to put the government on the spot over its actions. The threats to Raila will not carry through," he said.
The President, during his Jamhuri Day speech stated that there would be consequences for Raila if his accusations of high level corruption in government are not substantiated.
Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar on the other hand, also laughed off the President's threats.
" It is the same script, just a different year. We are used to the tough speeches and ultimately no action taken," he stated.
All focus now turns to Monday where the next stage in the Raila versus EACC saga will take centre stage.
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