President Uhuru Kenyatta accused ANC party leader Musalia Mudavdi of publicly defying his counsel.
In a meeting organized over the weekend between the OKA principals and the president, President Uhuru reportedly likened Mudavadi’s public utterances to what he described as DP Ruto political posturing.
Uhuru is said to have warned Mudavdi that his utterances were not only hurting his legacy but was affecting his plans for the future of Kenya.
President Kenyatta’s follows Mudavadi’s continuous attack on President Kenyatta administration. In his campaigns, Mudavadi has been criticizing Uhuru’s administration for huge borrowing and running down the country’s economy.
Mudavadi has been portraying himself as the only person who can save the economy. In his campaigns both in Kakamega and in Ruiru, Mudavadi also claimed that people were trying to force OKA principals to drop their presidential campaigns and support a certain candidate.
The president is said to have complained to Mudavadi and other OKA principals for ignoring his council and their continued campaigning was causing confusion to the country and Nasa supporters. Uhuru told the principals their campaigns could cost his plans to support them in the 2022 elections.
The president also told the three that he was not going to sit down and watch them mess up his and they must halt their presidential ambitions and support ODM leader Raila Odinga.
It is the president’s call for the principals to support Raila that has put him at crossroads with the ANC leader. The president is, however, planning to hold another meeting with Mudavadi, other OKA principals and Raila in the coming weeks to address the distress between the leaders.