Saturday, 23 March 2013

Raila: Grand Coalition Remains in Office Until 4th President Is Sworn

Prime Minister Raila Odinga addresses Mourners at Ranalo Village, Rarieda, Siaya County during the Burial service for Mama Selina Odoyo the Mother to William Osewe the proprietor Ranalo Restaurant Nairobi.
Picture Domnic Odhiambo
PMPS 23rd March 2013.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga maintains that the coalition government remains in office until the fourth president of the republic is sworn.

He insists that the lifespan of the coalition comes to an end when the new government legitimately assumes office.

“The coalition government is still in power because the president, the Prime Minister, and the Vice President will remain in office until the next government takes oath of office” Odinga said.

He cautioned the public servants especially the Permanent Secretaries to stop taking ‘political decisions’ in the presumption that they could oversee the transition period.

The premier clarified that his decision to shelve making public his opinion about the petition he filed dismissing the results of the recent polls was not driven by the recent purported directive by the bureaucrats.

“I only thought it was descent to suspend such talks in public gatherings to allow the legal process flow without prejudice” he explained.

Odinga gave his position today when he joined mourners for the burial of Mama Selina Guda, the late mother a renowned Nairobi hotelier Mr. William Ragegni village in Siaya County.

Notable guests at the funeral included Siaya Governor elect Rasanga Amoth, Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo and Bondo counterpart Gideon Ochanda.

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