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Odinga makes a U-turn amid simmering political crisis

2017-11-14T12:37:16.321+0000 Jackson O'Mogeni

[Raila Odinga in a past event. He now backs the controversial debate of splitting Kenya days after distancing himself. Photo/Nation]

Opposition leader Raila Odinga may have yet again changed his mind on the ongoing topic of secession weeks after dismissing the idea.

At Kawangware few days to controversial October repeat poll, Odinga maintained that he is keen to solve issues with Jubilee party within a ‘united’ Kenya.

“Some of you are saying that we should pull out of Kenya but that is not a solution. We shall deal with our issues from within Kenya,” he said.

But during his tour in US last Thursday, Odinga said people are compelled to discuss about secession just because they felt ‘excluded’.

And already, Homabay Town MP Peter Kaluma has presented a Bill before IEBC that would see Kenya split into two should it go through, partly confirming remarks by some ODM legislators.

“We are tired with electoral fraud and this is the time for us to make tough decisions and move out of this marriage,” said Gladys Wanga, a close ally of Odinga.

Further, Odinga is set to formally speak on the proposed referendum for self-determination, a move that has caused outcry within Jubilee party.

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