Roselyn Akombe puts Raila on the spot for looming coalition with Uhuru
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Roselyn Akombe puts Raila on the spot for looming coalition with Uhuru

Roselyn Akombe

Roselyn Akombe, the former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner has blasted former prime minister Raila Odinga for the looming coalition government with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Akombe said Raila should have formed the coalition government back in 2017 and save the lives of thousands of Kenyans who died during the chaos of the general election that followed.

President-Uhuru-Kenyatta-with-Opposition-leader-Raila-Odinga
President-Uhuru-Kenyatta-with-Opposition-leader-Raila-Odinga

Taking to her Twitter page, the former commissioner seemed to disapprove the ODM leader’s move which she said was ill-timed.

“Raila Odinga if this is where you are ending up, you could have had this coalition in January 2017 and saved hundreds of lives and thousands of traumatised families,” Akombe said.

Roselyn Akombe
Roselyn Akombe

On the comment section, mixed reactions from her utterance erupted, with many Kenyans saying she should have made a change while in the electoral body. A Twitter user by the name Dismus Ombuya said if all the heads of the IEBC could have done the right thing in the 2017 elections, things could have been different.

“If you, Wafula Chebukati and Ezra Chiloba could have done the right thing in 2017 first election, you could have saved us this holier than thou pontifications here on social media!” Ombuya said.

Raila Odinga greeting Uhuru Kenyatta
Raila Odinga greeting Uhuru Kenyatta

Another user called Wanyama seemed to agree with Akombe and said Raila’s supporters should open their eyes since their leader was always protesting in every election and a repeat of the same was possible in 2022.

“When he loses an election, he lies to them that he was rigged, then zombies go to the street, then Raila is called by president and collect billions for his wife and kids,” he said.

Andaye Kefa said the IEBC was the traitor and not the ODM leader since she participated in a faulty system to deliver the elections. “I remember your sheepish smile, acting like a flower girl as you helped Chebukati announce rigged results,” Kefa said.

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