ODM Leader Raila Odinga, who visited recuperating Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto at the Nairobi Hospital, has condemned the gruesome assault on the governor.
“The attack on the governor continues a worrying agenda of hate and intolerance that has been taking roots in the country as the government’s way of dealing with dissent and opponents, real or perceived,” he said.
“We condemn this incident in very strong terms for its abrogation of the freedom of assembly, speech and association as guaranteed by the Constitution. The country must not be allowed to recede into the era of primitive use of State resources for the protection of partisan and illegal political interests” he said
“Intimidation and threats have been on the lips and in the actions of key leaders of the Jubilee administration for some time now. Going by the trend, we have reason to believe things will take more ominous turn as we get closer to elections and as Jubilee comes under greater scrutiny,” he added.
“It must not be allowed to be the shape of our politics and public life again. We have been here before and we must never go there again”.