Millie Odhiambo Refutes Allegations of Opposition to Anti-Government Protests
Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo has taken steps to clarify her position regarding social media posts that appeared to portray her as opposed to the demonstrations authorized by the Azimio la Umoja Coalition.
She has firmly distanced herself from the posts, asserting that they were generated from a fraudulent social media account, not associated with her.
In her statement, Odhiambo emphasized that she continues to support Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s cause and has not wavered in her commitment to the coalition. The viral posts circulating on social media misrepresent her stance and intentions, and she wants to ensure that her true position is clear to the public.
“I want to be categorical about social media posts going around that I Millie Odhiambo is opposing anti-government protests by Azimio, and that I have said that my party leader Raila Odinga can’t be the president of this country, I want to condemn the post and state that I’m fully behind my party leader, those are cheap propaganda being peddled by UDA supporters to damage my reputation,” She said.
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The Suba North legislator also spoke out against what she perceives as attempts by the state to silence and intimidate leaders who voice criticisms of its shortcomings. She has called upon the government to uphold and respect the freedom of expression enshrined in Kenya’s constitution, allowing leaders to openly express their opinions on various issues that impact the nation.
According to the lawmaker, there have been instances where the government, specifically through the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, has allegedly misused police officers to intimidate and arrest leaders who are aligned with the Azimio la Umoja Coalition. These arrests appear to be a means of suppressing dissent and limiting the voices of those who criticize the government’s actions.
The MP strongly condemns the use of excessive force by the police against Azimio leaders and their supporters. She highlights that such actions inflict pain and result in serious injuries, further emphasizing the need for the government to respect citizens’ rights to peaceful assembly and expression.