Dr. Oburu: My ‘System’ remark was taken out of context

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Dr. Oburu Oginga, the EALA MP and Azimio Coalition flagbearer’s eldest brother says he was misunderstood by Kenyans last year when he claimed Raila Odinga had the deep state and the system on his side this time and that he will be elected as the country’s next president with little struggle.

In an interview with The Standard on Saturday, Oburu clarified his comments did not mean Raila Odinga was going to use the state and rig elections in his favor.

”Some politicians misinterpreted this to imply that we were going to use “the system” to rig elections in our favour. I meant to say that the system, which includes the police, the provincial administration, and the Office of the President, has always been hostile towards us,” the EALA MP explained.

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”However, this time around we hope they will not in our way or impede our campaigns. And with Raila’s fame still high and our votes still intact, I am confident we shall be home and dry this time around,” he added.

The EALA MP also waded in on the controversial circumcision remarks by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria saying the country’s leadership cannot be determined by whether one was circumcised or not.

”It is unfortunate and quite irresponsible that some politicians, like Moses Kuria, are trying to make a mockery of other people’s beliefs and culture. Ability to lead this country cannot be measured on account of whether or not one is circumcised.”

Dr. Oburu is eyeing the Siaya senator seat in August.

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