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Deputy President William Ruto allies warn opposition leader Raila Odinga of betrayal

A section of leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have cautioned Orange Democratic movement leader Raila Odinga to be wary of those pushing for his presidency.

They said the opposition leader Raila Odinga could be betrayed. The leaders noted the genesis of the scheme was witnessed in Kasarani on Friday when key political figures in the country skipped the Azimio La Umoja Convention.

Those who spoke about the likelihood of betrayal were Governors Josphat Nanok (Turkana), Stanley Kiptis (Baringo), Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), MPs Daniel Epuyo Nanok (Turkana West), Malachy Ekal Imana (Turkana), Joyce Emanikor (Turkana) and Christopher Nakuleu (Turkana North).

Others were James Lomenen (Turkana South), Mohammed Ali Lokiru (Turkana East), Aden Duale (Garissa Town), Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu) and other leaders from Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

From the incident, the leaders said, it was clear Odinga had been plunged into the “politics of back-stabbing, deceit and betrayal”.

They spoke in Lodwar, Turkana County, during the celebration of the sixth edition of the Tobong’u Lore. Those that have been pushing your agenda are isolating you. Go back to the drawing board and replan your politics,” said the Garissa Town MP.

He noted that no one should sympathise with what Odinga was going through now. You perpetuated the isolation of Dr Ruto from Government. You thought that it will profit your political agenda. Unfortunately, it would not,” he explained.

Duale said the place of minority communities is in national political parties like UDA. That how they can climb up the ladder of opportunities.

Ichung’wah asked Kenyans, particularly the pastoral communities, to rally behind the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) saying they now have the rare chance to kill the culture of ethnic politics. It is in UDA that your needs and interests to be tackled. This is our turn to unite and transform our country,” noted Kimani.

By supporting a national party like UDA, Governor Nanok said Kenyans would be avoiding to fall into the trap of selfish politicians who are promoting the sprouting of small and regional parties to divide the country.

Source: KBC

In other news – President Uhuru Kenyatta to grace Jamhuri Day celebrations

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to grace the 58th Jamhuri Day celebrations at the Uhuru Gardens scheduled for Sunday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta


The event will be conducted in strict adherence to Ministry of Health‘s COVID-19 protocols, and invited guests are advised to be seated by 8am. Learn more

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