Editor's Review

Raila Odinga on May 26 threatened to write to the United Nations (UN) to ask for self-determination.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has told off Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga over his threats to call for secession.

Speaking on Saturday, June 3 at St Charles Lwanga School in Kitui County, Gachagua stated that it is impossible for the country to be split into two. 

Gachagua dared the former Prime Minister to leave Kenya while trolling him for failing to win the presidency five times.

“If Raila is tired of being in Kenya let him leave and Kenya will move on. There is no problem with that. The truth is he has tried five times, let him try for the sixth time,” said Gachagua. 

File image of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

The DP asked leaders from the Ukambani region to stop following Raila blindly saying most of his remarks are lies.

“Raila called you at Kalonzo's home and lied to you that Kenya would be split into two so that we have two presidents. Why do you believe lies during the day? It is impossible for Kenya to be split.

“You leaders from the Ukambani region follow this man blindly yet you know those are lies,” Gachagua added.

The second in command’s remarks come days after Raila threatened to write to the United Nations (UN) to ask for self-determination.

Speaking on Friday, May 26, Raila gave President William Ruto an ultimatum of seven days to denounce Gachagua’s earlier remarks that the Kenya Kwanza government is a shareholding company.

 “We have given you one week to denounce Rigathi Gachagua’s remarks, if you don’t we will write to the United Nations and ask for self-determination.

“We are Kenyans by right and we cannot be discriminated against every day because the constitution has a bill of rights, which must be respected by this government,” said Raila.