Raila is still the jogoo of politics, Musalia Mudavadi says
Since the infamous handshake between former PM Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Nasa house has known no peace.
Even though the co-principals have publicly expressed their discontentment, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi recently shocked the public with his change of tune.
Mudavadi publicly confessed his undying admiration for ODM leader Raila Odinga, whom he described as a strong ox in politics.
“Mimi sina uhusino wowote wa uadui na ndugu Raila, ieleweke vizuri. Huyu sio mtu unaendea na mkono mmoja. Mana omutsire na mukono mulala kweli? (I hold no grudges against Raila. Don’t misunderstand our ideological differences to mean enmity. You cannot wish away Raila just like that),” Mudavadi said at the funeral of MP Kizito Mugali’s mother in Kakamega County.
Mudavadi even went ahead to plead with supporters to work towards achieving Nasa’s goals, hinting that a time will come when all their affiliate parties will pull together to form one formidable force to face Jubilee in 2022.
“We can differ in ideology, but we still have to accept each other’s position in the politics of this country,” he said. “Who knows, maybe tomorrow we will be in one big party made up of Raila’s ODM, my ANC and Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford Kenya?” he added.
Raila who was at the same function asked leaders stop politicking because his main concern was to ensure that everyone gets a piece of the national cake.
“When a parent goes to hunt, it is wrong for the child to ask the father where the food is coming from. It is us who killed the antelope, but other people want to eat alone. I want to make sure that my people also get a share. Instead of Khalwale eating what I have brought home, he is busy asking me why I went hunting alone. That’s bad manners,” Raila joked.
He distanced himself from Wetang’ula’s woes in Senate, explaining that those were small Senate matters which he had nothing to do with. It was up to Wetang’ula to convince his colleagues to let him continue with the job.
He added that it was wrong for some to say his party was targeting Luhyas when it was apparent that Speaker Kenneth Lusaka who hails from Wetang’ula’s home turf refused to admit their protest letter to stop Wetang’ula’s ouster.
Lusaka who was also present at the venue laughed off the allegations.