RAILA ODINGA’s CONCESSION SPEECH on March 5th in the evening ….. After he LOSES


Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Now, Jubilee sympathizers have gone a level higher in their pranks and this may not be interesting to CORD supporters considering the nation wants peaceful elections come next week.

A page dubbed Kidneys for the King, by Miguna Miguna which has been generated by Jubilee supporters seem to be in the middle of things as they have released what they term as a concession speech which they expect Raila to recite if he loses the elections come next week.

Below is the statement which is making rounds in the social media:

BREAKING; 

RAILA'S CONCESSION SPEECH;RAILA ODINGA'S CONCESSION SPEECH ON MARCH 5th; FULL TEXT; 

Thank you. Thank you, my friends. (Cheers, applause.) 

Thank you for coming here, My friends, 

we have -- we have come to the end of a long journey. The KENYAN people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly. A little while ago, I had the honor of calling UHURU KENYATTA --to congratulate him to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.

In a contest as long and difficult as this campaign has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance. But that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many millions of KENYANS who had once wrongly believed that they had little at stake or little influence in the election of an Kenyan president is something I deeply admire and commend him for achieving.

This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for JUBILEE FRATERNITY and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight. I've always believed that Kenya offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. uhuru Kenyatta believes that, too. But we both recognize that though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation's reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of Kenyan citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound. Let there be no reason now -- (cheers, applause) -- let there be no reason now for any KENYAN to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation in east africa. UHURU KENYATTA has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. I applaud him for it, and offer in my sincere sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day, though our faith assures us she is at rest in the presence of her creator and so very proud of the good man she helped raise; and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt many of those differences remain. These are difficult times for our country, and I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.

I urge all -- I urge all kenyans, who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises, to bridge our differences, and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

Whatever our differences, we are fellow Kenyans . And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that. (Cheers, applause.) It is natural -- it's natural tonight to feel some disappointment, but tomorrow we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving again. We fought -- we fought as hard as we could. And though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours. I am so deeply grateful to all of you for the great honor of your support and for all you have done for me. I wish the outcome had been different, my friends. The road was a difficult one from the outset. But your support and friendship never wavered. I cannot adequately express how deeply indebted I am to you.

I am especially grateful to my wife, IDA ODINGA, my son Fidel castro, my dear bother, my sister Ruth -- my dear CORD members and all my family and to the many old and dear friends who have stood by my side through the many ups and downs of this long campaign. I have always been a fortunate man, and never more so for the love and encouragement you have given me. You know, campaigns are often harder on a candidate's family than on the candidate, and that's been true in this campaign. All I can offer in compensation is my love and gratitude, and the promise of more peaceful years ahead. I am also -- I am also, of course, very thankful to Former Vice President kalonzo Musyoka , One of the best campaigners I have ever seen -- and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength with his tireless dedication to our cause, and the courage and grace they showed in the rough-and- tumble of a presidential campaign. We can all look forward with great interest to her future service to Kenya, CORD and our country. 

To all my campaign comrades, CORD EFFECT, from Franklin Bett and S.K Macharia to every last CORD volunteer who fought so hard and valiantly month after month in what at times seemed to be the most challenged campaign in modern times, thank you so much. A lost election will never mean more to me than the privilege of your faith and friendship.

I don't know -- I don't know what more we could have done to try to win this election. I'll leave that to others to determine. Every candidate makes mistakes, and I'm sure I made my share of them. But I won't spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.

This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life. And my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the Kenyan people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Uhuru Kenyatta and my old friend William Samoei Ruto should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.

I would not -- I would not be an -- an American worthy of the name, should I regret a fate that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for a half a century. Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone and I thank the people of Kenya for it. Tonight -- tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Uhuru kenyatta I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president.

And I call on all Kenyans, as I have often in this campaign, to not despair of our present difficulties but to believe always in the promise and greatness of Kenya because nothing is inevitable here.

Kenyans never quit. We never surrender. (Cheers, applause.) We never hide from history, we make history. (Cheers, applause.)

Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless Kenya. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you all very much. (Cheers, applause.)

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