Gusii leaders have vowed to throw their weight behind ODM leader Raila Odinga in any political decision he will make before or in 2022. Kisii Senator Sam Ongeri has lauded Odinga for the support he has continued to show the Abagusii community and his stand defending CS Matiangi on the fake gold scandal.
“He is still young politically and nothing will stop him from ascending to power. Raila is the reason we are enjoying relative peace in the country and we are going to stand by him by all means,” said Ongeri.
The Senator was speaking in Kisii during the funeral of Dr David Ombati, which was attended by Raila Odinga, his brother Oburu,Kisii Governor James Ongwae and a host of MPs from the region.The leaders vehemently defended Interior CS Fred Matiangi from allegations he is involved in the scam. They castigated William Ruto for inciting other leaders to impeach the CS who has no involvement in the scandal whatsoever.
”We are yet to see this fake gold, this is a war being created to fight the hardworking Matiang’i who has vowed to uphold the rule of law.We will be among the first people to defend Matiang’i in the war against counterfeits in the country and that those fighting him should know that he has the support of his Gusii community,” the Senator Ongeri charged.
Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka, who was also in attendance on the other hand castigated Deputy President William Ruto’s constant abuses on the former premier saying they are not agemates.
“We all know that Raila didn’t lose in the last elections, his victory was stolen. Ruto should stop abusing Raila, they are not age mates,” said Onyonka.