RAILA ODINGA’s new book REVEALS MORE ……… Why I hate President MUSEVENI with a passion.Politics 12:47
Saturday October 5, 2013 - Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, has said he does not trust Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
In his new book Raila Odinga, The Flame of Freedom, Raila says he did not trust President Museveni to broker a truce during the 2007-08 post election violence because he believed the Ugandan leader was “part of the problem,”
Raila says him and his supporters were surprised when President Museveni telephoned Mwai Kibaki on January 2, 2008, to congratulate him only two days after he had been controversially declared winner of the disputed election and hurriedly sworn in.
Raila says the more President Museveni became involved in trying to resolve the standoff, the more suspicious Odinga and his close officials became of the Ugandan leader.
The former PM, who is also the CORD leader, says when former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was appointed mediator, President Museveni advised him and former President Kibaki to institute a judicial commission of inquiry instead, and sent a document to both parties on how this should be done.
But Raila, who is known to be a good political schemer, told Annan what he thought of President Museveni’s role.
“He is part of the problem and therefore cannot be part of the solution. There are stories of Ugandan soldiers in the country, and the public’s perception is that he’s leaning to the other side. He is the only one who has congratulated Kibaki. People would like us to ignore that suggestion.” Raila says in his new book which will be launched on Sunday at KICC.
Raila says the presence of Museveni in the peace deal did not bear fruits because he was always on the side of former President Kibaki.
More serialization of the book to continue…..
The Kenyan DAILY POST