In the clearest indication so far that there might indeed be trouble in paradise as far as the handshake is concerned, Rarieda MP and former chairman of the commission for Administrative Justice, Senior Council Otiende Amollo has become the latest, and so far, the senior most member of Raila’s trusted team to give a pronouncement which indicates that perhaps all is not well.
While talking about the recently concluded American polls which saw the Democratic Party sweep to victory, a feat whose culmination was yesterday’s swearing in of Joe Biden as the 46th president of America, Otiende Amollo said that under no circumstances should the defeated contestant, Donald Trump, be considered a democratic individual, or dignified competitor. He went on to say that the only reason Trump was vacating office was because in the American system it was the winner that was announced, unlike the Kenyan system where the winner is robbed.
Since the handshake, leaders allied to Raila Odinga have been sure to keep away from casting aspersions on the victory or legitimacy of the president, but there now seems to be an ease up on this.
Speaking this morning on the popular Morning Show, Day Break, the respected lawyer went further to assert that Raila Odinga didn’t need any endorsement from anyone, especially since he had always won elections even without ever being endorsed by any president. He was responding to comments by the show’s host about whether the resurgence of the Deputy President William Ruto, and Musalia Mudavadi’s heightened political activities across the country didn’t, in most likely hood, signal a bad omen for Raila as far as endorsement from Uhuru for the presidency was concerned.
Recent unverified reports have seemed to suggest that there’s emerging a schism between the two protagonists of the handshake after the side allied to Uhuru began pressuring their ODM counterparts to formalise their working arrangement.