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Ahmednasir Wants Ruto to Arrest Raila, Says He is Not That Powerful as Perceived

by Robert Mwangi
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President William Ruto is receiving numerous unsolicited pieces of advice on how to control Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga.

Many want the Head of State to ignore the opposition chief and focus on his agenda while others like senior counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi are challenging him to take the bull by its horn.

In a series of tweets, the lawyer called on the President to take the unpopular route and arrest the former Prime Minister.

That, he says will be the only way to tame Raila. He insists that the ODM supremo is not above the law.

“I have told President William Ruto endlessly that Kenya’s problem is a law and order problem. Everything else is secondary. We are such a banana republic that Hon Raila and his ilk can contra-legally challenge the state endlessly, break the law of the land and we can’t do anything.

“Of course, Hon Raila isn’t strong enough to overthrow the government of the day. But since the criminal law is inapplicable to warlords of his stature, he is strong enough to checkmate the State outside the realms of the law. It is high time the law is enforced no matter the consequences,” he tweeted.

Ahmednasir suggested that the Inspector-General of Police should start investigating the former Premier and forward the file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji for appropriate action.

He added that Raila’s predictable moves of pestering the government of the day after defeat can be averted once and for all if Ruto is bold enough to teach him a lesson.

Political pundits have, however, warned that if Ruto were to order the arrest of Raila, his supporters would respond with violent and ostensibly deadly demonstrations, which would taint his administration.

Interestingly, Ruto’s three predecessors, Daniel Arap Moi, Mwai Kibaki, and Uhuru Kenyatta did not subscribe to any of the pieces of advice offered here, instead choosing to work with him either for the stability of the country or to give their regimes some legitimacy.

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