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Raila not welcome in Meru, MCA's say

29 April 2016, 22:01 William Korir

Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga is not welcome in Meru, MCA's have said.

Nominated MCA Alhaji Mwendia told News24 on phone that the CORD leader has no solutions to offer the region and should thus keep away.

He said that Raila, who will visit the region Saturday has lied to them in the past saying he will seek solutions to the Miraa problem in the region and thus is not adept to offering anything as opposition leader.

" We do not want propaganda. We need solutions and Raila will not offer them," he said.

He added that any propaganda and non issues as well as notions of violence will be met with a stern response.

" We in Meru love peace. If he brings the violent and disruptive tones he has been giving out in Nairobi we will react strongly," he added.

The CORD leader's visit to Meru has been rubber-stamped by Governor Peter Munya.

The CORD leader begins a tour of Meru from Saturday to woo voters in the region as the campaigns for the 2017 General Elections begin in earnest.

The visit by Raila will target miraa farmers whose business has plummeted following a ban on the miraa trade in Europe and Tanzania.

Raila's visit has been agreed on with Meru Governor Munya, who last week during the Council of Governor's Devolution Conference was happy that the CORD leader took his time to make it there after President Uhuru Kenyatta gave it a wide berth.

" There will be plenty to talk about on the visit. There will be talk on miraa trade as well as other pressing issues," Raila's spokesperson Dennis Onyango told News24.

Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a KES 1 billion fund to cushion farmers from the ban.

Stakeholders however were unhappy with the money, saying it was a short term fix and that miraa farmers need markets not handouts to survive.

- MyNews24

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