Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Friday defended his madoadoa remarks the same day he was summoned by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).
Speaking to his supporters in Kisumu, Raila said that he used the term madoadoa to stress the point that Wajir was fully in Azimio and that there was no presence of other parties.
“We were in Wajir and all the candidates present were in Azimio, they said Wajir is an Azimio zone and I congratulated them saying Wajir is in Azimio and there are no spots(madoadoa).” He stated.
The opposition leader recently found himself on the wrong side of the law after making madoadoa remarks while campaigning for Azimio la Umoja in Wajir.
“Kuwa mwanajeshi was baba mpaka uwe na bunduki na risasi. Mko Tayari? hatutaki madoa doa hapa Wajir. Tunataka viongozi wachaguliwe ndani ya Azimio.(To be Baba’s soldier you need a gun and a bullet. Are you ready? we don’t want spots here in Wajir. We want leaders to be voted from Azimio),” the former prime minister said. Raila’s interpretation of gun and bullet means an Identity Card and a voter’s card.
These sentiments by Raila did not go well with a section of Kenyans especially the ones allied to deputy president William Ruto. They called upon the authorities to summon the ODM leader just the same way Mithika Linturi was summoned.