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Central Kenya NASA and Jubilee supporters criticised Jubilee leadership for their daily "Project based" speech and denying Raila Odinga chance to great people in Nyeri Madaraka day celebrations.

Raila Odinga in his private jet. PHOTO | Courtesy
Raila Odinga.. PHOTO | RAO

A section of Opposition officials from Nyeri and Embu Counties have criticised the Jubilee leadership, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, for “failing to acknowledge” former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga’s presence during Madaraka Day holidays held at Kabiru-ini Stadium in Nyeri.

The skip was artificially created to escape from another shock after they attended the burial of late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua where many people cheered his presence compared to the president.

Gitonga Wathanga said they were shocked to learn that Odinga was not going to address the gathering let alone receive recognition from the presidency despite being invited.

Odinga had arrived in the stadium mid-morning and was received by cheering crowds outside the stadium.

Wathanga claimed the Jubilee administration is not keen on integrating the country’s citizenry, adding that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech did not portray elements of national interest but discrimination.

“A large part of the celebration, including entertainment, catered to an audience from the Kikuyu ethnic group,” said Wathanga.

Beatrice Wamuya, an Opposition official from Nyeri County, said the 54th Madaraka Day celebrations should have been dedicated to Mau Mau fighters who sacrificed their lives and resources in ensuring Kenya got independence from the colonial government rather than the daily speech about Jubilee projects. The president should change his speeches otherwise people will question about the daily emphasise on "projects".

President Kenyatta, in his speech, outlined his administration’s achievements instead of outlining the benefit of the Mau Mau fighters and what they brought to Kenya. Recognising them was better than Project based speech.

The Head of State cited the completion of Standard Gauge Railway, free maternity, electrification of schools and modernisation of hospitals as some of the achievements of his administration.

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