Raila’s new strategy to shake off tag of violence

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has announced a campaign to mobilise youths to keep peace during elections.

Raila said the countrywide campaign dubbed the ‘White Hat Clarion’ will target youths, whom he said have a greater stake in the country’s governance.

He said the campaign will be rolled out today, the day famously known as Saba Saba, “and will signal the onset of a people-led peaceful revolution to reclaim Kenya’s lost glory”.

Saba Saba is an important day in Kenya’s history as it heralded the quest for multi-party democracy in the 1990s. This culminated in the repeal of Section 2 (a) of the Constitution in 1991 to allow multi-party democracy in Kenya.

The campaign will mark the beginning of the last phase of the NASA campaign and will see young people meet at Uhuru Park in Nairobi once a week to pray for peace.

“Commemoration of Saba Saba will take Kenyan youths on a liberation journey on August 8,” Raila said. The election date is now being referred to as Nane Nane.

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“We have asked our youths to turn up on Friday wearing white caps and handkerchiefs at Uhuru Park and Kamukunji grounds as we mark Saba Saba,” Raila said. 

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