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Raila Odinga Breaks Silence and Talks About Democracy in his Message to Malawians

Jay_Moh 06/28/2020

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Former Prime Minister Raila Amollo Odinga has finally broken his silence since news of him being unwell started circulating. The former premier has sent out a message of congratulatory to the Malawians for what he refers to as a successful election.

According to Raila, the former Malawi president Peter Mutharika made a lot of efforts towards ensuring that the environment was conducive for a peaceful electioneering period.

"I congratulate the people of Malawi on the successful and peaceful presidential election and incoming President Lazarus Chakwera on his impressive victory.I commend the outgoing President Peter Mutharika for creating the environment for a peaceful and orderly transfer of power," part of Raila's message reads.

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He continues to talk about democracy whereby he says that the successful elections in Malawi have proved that democracy is achievable. He also notes that Africa as a whole was following the Malawi elections and the outcome gives hope to many.

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"The election was followed keenly beyond Malawi and is a symbol of hope for those who support democracy in Africa and around the world." Odinga concludes his message.

However, from the many people who have commented to his message, many have sought to remind him that in Malawi the nation simply decided to do away with dynastic leadership of two families and the same will happen in Kenya.

"Hope the point has been driven home that dynasties at some point and when need arises, they have no otherwise but to fall.Anyway QR Baba." @Shadrack

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Below are more reactions.

"I hope Kenyan people will also be allowed free and fair election at the counties and constituencies. That's where our larger problem lies because even the little that constitution gives us don't help us at all baba." @Johny

"Democracy is sweet when its supported by leader and kingmaker...lets emulate in kenya also" @Collyns.

"TOXIC DYNASTY https://t.co/eFdS4bbvBf ARE DINNING WITH TOXIC DYNASTY HERE.GIVE US A BREAK" @John

"Even you can make it,I don't think if you are still opposition leader,baba one day you will become victory" @Harry

"@PM_RailaOdinga endure there is democracy 2022 we need peaceful transition and the winner should carry the day without malpractices" @Muriithi

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+254-71230**** · 06/28/2020
Kenya are cheap to bargain for!lute them 200/they go the other way you cant compare your selves with malawi

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