Security being critical to the country, he notes that “people have lost confidence in our national security system and feel disappointed with the incompetent leadership at the head of our security and intelligence organs.”
“Questions are also being raised about our military operation in Somalia not in terms of its validity or legitimacy but in terms of longevity and lack of clear operational objectives.”
Odinga also assured the President that he holds no grudge against the Jubilee administration and that he will continue fighting for the rights of Kenyans.
“I want to assure your Excellency that we hold no grudges nor do we want to interfere with your tenure and that of the jubilee administration as the President and the Government of the Republic of Kenya,” his letter reads.
“We have been holding very peaceful rallies as a way, under the Constitution, of engaging the people in an open and public discourse on how we can make Kenya great and prosperous; a free nation, a people liberated and an independent country in the international community of nations.”
To show the need of the dialogue, Odinga addressing the president as ‘my brother’ referred him to read the words of Prophet Isaiah found in Chapter 1, Verse 18 (King James Version).”
“Come now, and let us reason together, said the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land. But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”