Main points from the debate
Raila: I don’t regret a thing any word I said in Kajiado
>> One is forced to sell the only piece of land he has in order to survive. Consequently disinheriting his children.
>>The issue of land should be addressed conclusively using the TJRC Report.
>>I meant what I said. I said ‘don’t sell”. Those with excess land can sell, nobody is telling them not to tell.
Raila: I was addressing the Maasai community, I told them we would deal with poverty so that they wouldn’t need to sell their land.
44th Kenyan tribe
Raila: We don’t need a new tribe, I saw the other day, the Indians have been named the 44th tribe in Kenya… (laughs).
Odinga: Landlords are increasing rent by the day. Land doesn’t belong to landlords, they are structure owners. NASA will give incentives to the construction industry including lowering taxes to attract more investments in real estate.
Let them make money and let not the poor be exploited that they cannot make their bread.
Odinga: The Northern Corridor was just one of the corridors. To integrate the region, you need to do more, like the central corridor etc.
Odinga: Snubbing of Kenya by Uganda in the corridor project speaks volumes about current Kenyan leadership.
On two Kenyans detained in South Sudan that Uhuru regime has failed to intervene:
Odinga: My plea to the government of South Sudan is to accord the Kenyan fair trial in accordance to the international standards.
Parallel tallying centre
Linus Kaikai: Do you have a tallying centre in Tanzania.
Odinga: The law doesn’t prohibit anybody from tallying votes
Odinga: We have made it clear that we are going to tally to make sure the results are in sync.
Odinga: Why should someone worry that we have a tallying centre in Tanzania, Kenya or in the moon?
Odinga: We have a tallying centre in Kenya, Kenya and the clouds.
When I am talking, I am talking authority and nobody can refute it. Uhuru Kenyatta hasn’t been given any permission to deploy the military.
Linus Kaikai: Mr Odinga, I know there’s too much light here, we should have explained our sitting position and also with the makeup we look alike with Joe Ageyo.
Odinga: Thank you, Joe, …you said you look alike?
Linus Kaikai: Do you have proof of these claims.
Odinga: These are issues that can be substantiated. We have written to the IG and the head of the military.
KDF in Somalia
Odinga: The AU had advised against sending troops in neighbouring countries for fear of retaliation. We are now seeing the consequences.
Odinga: We should strategically remove our troops from Somalia and provide support to Amisom from our border.
Odinga: It took us seven hours to send support to our troops in Garissa during the university attack and yet we see our army in parades saying how they are ready to defend us……
What a lovely debate !!