Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Raila supports Uhuru.... for once

19 January 2016, 18:35 William Korir

Nairobi - In an age where the government and opposition take opposite sides for fun, it is gratifying to see the two biggest political leaders in the country agree... For once.

With Kenyans expecting President Uhuru Kenyatta to address the country on matters Kenya Defence Forces killings in Somalia, mos also expected CORD leader Rail Odinga to criticize him. Well as always.

But in surprising turn of events, the CORD leader backed the President's plans and actions for Somalia, and the well being of Kenyans.

The president had earlier asked Kenyans to stay united and support the government and the CORD leader was not far behind in agreeing.

" We share the President’s faith that our soldiers did not die in vain. The forces of terror must not be allowed to spread mayhem in the region and in the world. They must remain unwelcome here at home in the same way they are unwelcome in Somalia and other parts of the world," Raila said Tuesday.


Read also: There were between 40-70 Shabaab attackers, KDF officer says

" On these, we must stand together as one nation. It is our hope that as our country stands with the international community in the war against terror; the whole world will equally stand with Kenya in both word and action against these evil force," he added.

" Once again, we appeal to Kenyans to stand united against the common threats to our freedom and way of life. As preparations are being made to give the victims a fitting send off, we join the families, friends and relatives of the victims in celebrating and honouring these our gallant, fallen heroes. Their memories shall forever live with us," he continued.

It is a statement State House honchos will be taken by surprise with.

In reality though, it is a time to be united as stated by the CORD leader's spokesperson Dennis Onyango when quizzed on the change of heart.

" This is a national matter and not time to criticize but be together despite the obvious problems that exist and of which we have taken note of," he stated.

May the force of good will be with Kenya's Political leaders.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
DP Ruto accuses Raila of selling ...

DP Wiliam Ruto has castigated Raila Odinga for seeking western support to fund his 2017 election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Peter Kenneth announces Uhuru 201...

Peter Kenneth has announced that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilon Ochieng
Labour Party to dump both Jubilee...

The Labour Party of Kenya is likely to avoid supportoing both the CORD and Jubilee factions during the 2017 General Elections. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Ukambani MP quits Jubilee, to run...

An Ukambani MP has quit the Jubilee Party, citing voter apathy as his reason behind leaving the ruling coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Government launches probe into Po...

The government has launched an inquiry into the circumstances that could have led to two National Police Service helicopter accidents in August and September this year. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...