By Orenge Wycliff
Azimio leader Raila Odinga speaks during a meeting with governors from the coalition at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Upper Hill on Monday, August 14, 2023.Image: RAILA ODINGA/TWITTER
Azimio leader Raila Odinga has fired back at US Ambassador Meg Whitman over her remarks on the August 2022 elections.
Speaking at the Devolution conference Raila said Whitman should keep off Kenyan affairs.
He said Kenya is not a US colony and should be left to handle its internal affairs.
“Tell the rogue ambassador Kenya is not the United States. Kenya is not a colony of the United States. Keep your mouth while you are here. Otherwise, we will call for your recall back to your country,”
Raila said amid cheers from a section of the participants.
On Wednesday, Whitman in her opening remarks said Kenya held the most free, fair and credible elections in her history.
Speaking during the official opening of the devolution conference in Eldoret, Whitman said the affirmation by the Supreme Court was a testimony the election had been held transparently.
“I arrived in Kenya days before the general election, and what I witnessed was short of remarkable,” she said amidst cheers and claps from the crowd that included President William Ruto.
The election, she noted, has even been termed by many commentators and analysts as the “freest, fairest and most credible election in Kenyan history”.
“The election was observed by local and international election organization’s and the results were upheld by the Kenyan Supreme Court and power was transferred orderly and peacefully at the time,”
Rt. Hon Raila Odinga was speaking during the 10 Years of Devolution Conference at Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County. A function that was well attended by all governors and dignitaries.