[Raila Odinga in a past event. Joshua Kutuny wants him to be accorded state security when he jets back on Friday. Photo/Nation]
Opposition leader Raila Odinga should be given state security and escorted to his preferred area for a public rally on Friday, says Cherang’any MP Joshua Kutuny.
Reports indicate the police have banned a public rally scheduled at Kamukunji grounds when Odinga jets back home from US.
“I want to urge the police that when Raila will be arriving, he should be given security. He should be given proper escort to where he will be having a rally,” he said.
For months now, Odinga has been at loggerheads with President Uhuru Kenyatta, with his NASA faction calling for street protests and picketing to challenge Uhuru’s victory.
With the state withdrawing Odinga’s security previously, Kutuny however, wants the police to respect Odinga because he might have ‘set a trap’ for Jubilee.
“The issue of police saying they will not allow them at Kamunkunji grounds should not arise. He should be given such an opportunity to ventilate,” he said.
Contrary to hard-line from a section of Jubilee legislators, Kutuny however recommends the moderate stand of calling for dialogue.