Raila reveals why foreign powers opposed his candidature.
Azimio la Umoja leader, Raila reveals why foreign powers opposed his candidature.
He alleged that international powers opposed him because of his underway plans to control market monopolies, dominated by foreign nations.
Raila, who is also the High Representative to African Union (AU) noted that he had foreseen changing the country to be an exporter of finished products thus reducing the burden of over-reliance on imported goods.
Hon. Raila said,”The international monopoly capital is not comfortable when you are talking about making Kenya a manufacturing hub to supply Eastern and Central African region. Those people are not happy with you when you talk about beneficiation and value addition to local raw materials that are going to compete against international monopoly capital.”
“That is the reason why they don’t want us to go in there, but we cannot forever remain servants of international monopoly capital, Africa must rise,” he added.
In his defence,Raila stated that international communities kept quiet when he had issues with the 2022, presidential results.
He reprimanded them for commending the IEBC chair, Wafula Chebukati, as a hero despite four other commissioners being against the results.
Hon Raila said,”On August 15, you saw the chairman of the Commission running to go and announce the results and the bigger parts of the commissioners saying ‘no, these are not the results.’ The international community cannot condemn such kind of an action because they knew what was happening. It can only happen in Africa, and not in Europe and the US.”
It is only here where the chairman of the electoral commission goes alone out of the seven commissioners, then they say he is the hero of the day instead of saying he is the devil of the day,”Raila added.
Raila has however promised to continue being a patriot; he will continue championing electoral reforms and economic transformation in the country.
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