Online Petition On To Get Nobel Prize For Raila Odinga

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Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga have launched an online petition to have him nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

The petition, which has 1,888 signatures so far, says Mr Odinga “saved Kenya from turning into bloody civil war” by shaking hands with rival Uhuru Kenyatta after last year’s disputed elections. Mr Odinga is also praised for “sacrificing his freedom” for peace.

President Kenyatta was declared winner of a controversial re-run of the presidential election in October last year.

He won 98% of the vote with turnout at just under 39% – less than half that recorded in the original vote in August, according to Kenya’s election commission. His rival Mr Odinga pulled out of the re-run and urged his supporters to boycott it.

Mr Kenyatta was also declared the winner in the August vote, which was annulled because of “irregularities”. About 50 people are reported to have died in violence since the poll.

The unprecedented decision from the Supreme Court cancelling the result did not attribute any blame to President Kenyatta’s party or campaign.

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10 thoughts on “Online Petition On To Get Nobel Prize For Raila Odinga”

  1. Leadership in Africa is not based on transparent principles but who owns more guns? is the order of the day. Africa has fewer leaders than quasi dictators.

  2. GREAT THOUGHT/SUGGESTION!!!!
    RAILA DESERVES NOBEL PEACE PRIZE A MILLION TIMES!!!!!

  3. There is no question about Raila being awarded the noble peace price. He deserves it wholly.

  4. Most leaders in Africa and in other places like in Latin America, Asia and some countries in Middle East are none tolerable to Democracy. They force their Ideas and wish whenever there is different of opinions to the point of shading blood and lives losted without showing any sympathy. But Raila Amollo Odinga is different! He is very sympathetic, peaceful, reasonable and forecast.
    He deserved it.

  5. The Right Him. Railla Odinga sure deserves such an honour for his consistent, fearless and strategic political activities to bring peaceful constitutional and democratic change to the liberate Kenyans from autocratic, biased and wasteful iron fisted governance by various political leaderships since the Independence of my beloved country, Kenya, to ensure Peace, Love and Unity prevails as depicted in the Country National Anthem!

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