Azimio la Umoja Coalition leader Raila Odinga has faulted the Kenya Kwanza government stating that his coalition will not allow extra-judicial killing in the name of fighting crimes which he termed nonexistent.
The former prime Minister said there was no evidence of the resurgence of the outlawed Mungiki, and the crackdown was aimed at targeting the youth in Mt. Kenya region.
“There are clear indications that the Kenya Kwanza Administration is about to unleash brute and deadly force of youths in Central Kenya and parts of Nairobi whom it accuses of being members of Mungiki,” said Odinga.
Raila said putting labels on the young generation instead of offering them jobs and solutions to various issues was wrong.
He went ahead to tell the ruling coalition to deliver their promises and offer youth employment who acted as their foot soldiers in last year’s polls as they promised instead of labeling them as criminals.
“Those youth feel frustrated, betrayed, used and dumped. They are not criminals but victims of a false dawn and broken promises. These youth deserve a deal, not guns and bullets,” Odinga said.
“Kenya Kwanza must admit to failure and restore program like Kazi Mtaani. They could also do direct transfer in these difficult times as it is clear the so-called Hustler Fund is not working for them despite the hype,” he added.
President Ruto previously speaking during the opening of the Kerugoya Referral Hospital accused the opposition of using the outlawed group to advance its agenda.
“We as the government will not allow illegal groups to be created. I want to tell the opposition leaders who are trying to signal to us that they want to return back Mungiki so they can start use of bhang and other drugs, and if they feel it is that important first take your children to be among them,” he said.
“I want to promise you that those groups of Mungiki will not come back to Kenya, we know the kind of losses that they have brought into the nation. We cannot accept that in this time an error we have men who want to circumcise women who want to engage in drug abuse and illegal taxing of Kenyans, which will not happen in Kenya.”