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Oburu Oginga speaks on President Uhuru shortchanging Raila

Days after the official launch of the One Kenya alliance with speculations rife on President Kenyatta keen on dumping ODM leader Raila Odinga for the same outfit Oburu Odinga has talked.

The EALA legislator said that in case such a scenario was to occur that the former premier will have to make a choice.

The former Bondo Constituency lawmaker dismissed the claims adding that the two handshake principals are keen on uniting the Country through the BBI.

 “I do not think the President himself has betrayed or shortchanged him (Raila) as people may say. But in the event that there are any other developments then we shall cross that bridge when we get there,” he said.

The one Kenya alliance bringing together Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) Gideon Moi (Kanu), and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) was unveiled last week at the Serena hotel.

His sentiments were reiterated by the Suba South legislator and National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi who said that shortchanging Raila is not a walk in the park.

“Who would think that shortchanging ODM is easy? If anyone thinks so then let him watch this space. We are not ‘Sisi Kwa Sisi’ party but a serious movement in this country that cannot be shortchanged that easily,” said Mbadi.   

Mbadi also confirmed the DP’s phone call to the ODM leader clarifying that the call was mainly to wish him quick recovery while in isolation over Covid-19.

He added that the former Pentagon members had not yet engaged in formal talks over working together in an alliance.

“The Deputy President called our party leader to find out how he is doing and wished him quick recovery,” said Mbadi.

Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi also noted that an alliance of the two would never be so out of the blues.

“Both Raila and Ruto are Kenyans and I believe it will not be strange if they decide to work together,” said Wandayi.

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