Babu’s PRESS STATEMENT …
Today, I have been released from the shackles of oppression following a three day incarceration at the hands of a crumbling Jubilee regime.
During my time behind bars, I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of messages of goodwill from Kenyans all over the country. I thank you for your prayers and encouragement.
I wish to state categorically, that I will not let you down. I will not relent in the struggle for democracy and good governance in Kenya.
I stand for the Bill of Rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
I stand for unfettered Freedom of Speech.
I stand for the right of every Kenyan to speak their mind without fear of reprisal from a rogue administration.
I stand for the right of Kenyans to say what you may not like because that is their inalienable right guaranteed under our supreme law.
I wish to tell the Inspector General of Police and his officers acting under a misguided sense of sycophancy to Jubilee, that I forgive them. I forgive them and pray for those who sent them to be freed from the shackles of hatred and intolerance in which they are bound.
And to the young people of Kenya, in the paraphrased words of Dr. Martin Luther King, this is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.
Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of dictatorship to the sunlit path of justice.
Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of executive and parliamentary dictatorship to the solid rock of brotherhood and nationhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all Kenyans.
God bless our youth, God bless Kenya!
Hon. Babu Owino
MP, Embakasi East,
Leader of the Young Revolutionaries of the Republic of Kenya,
Thursday, September 28, 2017