• Saturday, 22 June 2024
Raila sends a message to Ruto as he departs for India and other countries

Raila sends a message to Ruto as he departs for India and other countries

Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition, called out President William Ruto on Sunday night in a statement announcing his departure from the country.

The President and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, have been attacking Mr Odinga, blaming him for "the sorry state of the country."

"Can President William Ruto and Kenya Kwanza put an end to the wailing?" Mr Odinga posed

The two Kenya Kwanza government supremos have accused Mr Odinga of abdicating his oversight role as leader of the opposition during the Jubilee government's reign and allowing the administration to loot the public.


The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party boss told his followers that he was leaving the country for a tour of several nations around the world, with India being the first stop.

"Baba has left the country for a week's visit to several nations, beginning with India; see you all when I return," Mr Odnga says in part of his statement.

Indians who are missing

Mr Odinga's trip to India comes after two of their citizens were kidnapped and disappeared in Kenya.Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan and Mr. Zaid Sami Kidwai, both Indian nationals, have been missing in Kenya since July.

Mr Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson for India's Ministry of External Affairs, stated that they were 'keeping a close watch.'


According to a statement released by Mr Khan's friends last week, the Indian national was visiting the country as a tourist when he suddenly went silent.


He was supposed to return to his homeland on July 24, 2022, but he has yet to be seen or heard from.

It is worth noting that Mr Khan was a journalist who previously worked for a number of media outlets.

"As far as we know, two Indian nationals, Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan and Zaid Sami Kidwai, were present." They've been missing since July 23 in Kenya. Soon after, a police report was filed there. Following that, a habeas corpus petition was filed in Kenyan court. We understand that the case is being heard in the High Court of Kenya, and that several hearings have already taken place. "There was a hearing this week," Mr Bagchi told the press over the weekend.

However, on Sunday, October 16, President Dr Ruto announced that he had issued orders demanding that the Special Service Unit (SSU), a crack police unit, be disbanded.


The decision was made by the Head of State after an investigation report on the disappearance of two Indian nationals and their Kenyan taxi driver was presented to him last week.

"We have disbanded the unit that was responsible for a series of extrajudicial killings," said President Dr. Ruto.

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