Prime Minister Raila Odinga cancelled his countrywide ‘thank you’ rallies following advice from his lawyers and talks with spymaster Michael Gichangi and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo. The lawyers told him the rallies were inappropriate given the warning on Wednesday by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga against public discussions of petitions filed in the Supreme Court challenging Mr Uhuru Kenyatta’s win. Sources told The Standard the Prime Minister also met Mr Gichangi and Mr Kimaiyo who asked him to call off the rallies on security grounds. He was reportedly told his rallies could fan emotions among his supporters, a fact that could undermine peace.
Source: Standard Pg 1& 2
Date: Friday, 22 Mar 2013