ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi is back from the US where he has been on a one week tour. While in the US, the former VP viciously attacked Raila Odinga, saying he had abandoned Kenyans when he chose to work with President Uhuru after the March 9th handshake, something that he claimed was forced by foreign powers. Yesterday, Mudavadi renewed the attacks, saying he was out to teach Raila Odinga a political lesson in Kibra.
“Kibra cannot be anyone’s doormat as is being suggested. Nor is it anyone’s private property, their house or their bedroom,” charged Mudavadi when he addressed the media at Ole Sereni Hotel.
He said he had felt palpable panic among competitors and vowed to teach them a lesson by heeding the call by Kibra people asking for change that has been elusive for several years.
“Nothing demonstrates the craving for change in Kibra than the fact that its youth have often put their lives on the line for change that has never come. And just as often, many of those lives have been lost for nothing,” Mudavadi said.
While away, Mudavadi said, he received information that cash mongers were flaunting massive sums of money in an attempt to influence the November 7 by-election.
“Kibra is not a sack of potatoes to be auctioned to the highest bidder. Nor is it a cruse instrument to be deployed for selfish ends. I urge the people of Kibra to reject attempts to auction them,” Mudavadi said.
He added that it was time to tell Kenyans the truth even as he spoke about his message in the diaspora that the Handshake between Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta had nothing to do with patriotism.For Mudavadi and Raila, once allies and part of the National Super Alliance (NASA) and friends who know each other’s secrets, their fight has erupted fast and furious.
While addressing Kenyans at Springfield City Massachusetts, the ANC leader described Raila as a spent force whose last bullet was expended in 2017.But it was his claim that the political handshake between Raila and President Kenyatta was commissioned in duress that hurt ODM.
“We do not want to define this as cowardly, but Kenyans can make their own judgement. It is also common for his ilk to make outlandish and totally outrageous statements, to gain the ever elusive mileage” ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said.