Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa has become a master flip-flopper after being kicked out of Cabinet in March. In another dramatic turn of events, Echesa who crawled back into DP William Ruto’s camp less than a month ago after endorsing Musalia Mudavadi for Presidency, has now changed tune and says his support for the DP is not guaranteed.
Echesa who was speaking in Kakamega on Monday said the Western Counties should no longer gamble with their support to any leader. Instead, they should their weight behind one of their own. He also most companies that have long been a source of income for the people of Western Region have collapsed or are in their deathbed because of the region’s support for ‘outsiders’.
”We are tired of gambling with the lives of our people, we have supported him more than enough without any returns. He promised you that he was taking you to a land of milk and honey only for him to join his foes,” he said in reference to Raila Odinga.
” And I want to make it very clear. My support or William Ruto will only be guaranteed if he assures the Luhya Nation that we will have a bigger stake in his government,” he added.
The former CS, who is now in the cold it is believed to have been displaced from William Ruto’s inner circle with the entrance of former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale. Pundits believe Echesa is trying to get the DP’s attention by attacking Raila Odinga and constantly threatening to jump ship to Musalia Mudavadi’s camp.