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No jail for the president but work after poll win, says Kenya's opposition

No jail for the president but work after poll win, says Kenya's opposition

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Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga says he will not jail President Uhuru Kenyatta and the vice president after he wins the August 8 elections, but rather give them work to do.

He told the media, after verifying his voter registration status in Nairobi, that the opposition coalition National Super Alliance (NASA) does not have any problem with Kenyatta and William Ruto.

“We do not have a problem with President Uhuru and his deputy Ruto. After we remove them from office, we will give them work to do and we will not jail them but show them how a government is run because it seems they are overwhelmed,” he was quoted on Thursday by local media Daily Nation.

Odinga has criticized the Kenyatta government of mismanaging state resources and not doing enough to tackle corruption.

“They have been in power for four years but they never did anything. Even if you give them 100 years, there is nothing they would accomplish,” he told reporters making reference to the recent promises made by the president to increase wages and reduce food prices.

72-year-old Raila Odinga, who lost the last elections to incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, was recently chosen as flagbearer for the opposition coalition to contest for a fourth time.

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