Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has warned leaders who rebelled in Azimio against their dalience with the national government.
The Wiper leader was speaking yesterday during a political rally in Kisii County – which was also attended by the last presidential election’s flagbearer Raila Odinga, and her running mate Martha Karua.
The leaders exuded confidence that the exited politicians from Azimio coalition held no political consequence to the opposition coalition, and that they (the Azimio coalition leaders) were instead well supported by the common mwananchi. “Those rushing there are doing so to seek protection from the many sins they have committed,” said the Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Mr Odinga, on his part, promised to deal with the rebels, adding that the leaders’ exit didn’t have any negative ramifications on the Azimio coalition Party.
But even as Mr Odinga promised to deal with the rebels in Kisii, those now leaning towards President Ruto were in Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s Nairobi office for yet another meeting with the Kenya Kwanza team.
Mr Odinga also criticised the government for harrasing the former Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i. In the recent days, the former powerful CS has had rough time with the government after his Karen home was raided twice in a span of one week. The intention of the police raid on the former CS’s home has not yet been established. Coincidentally, Dr Fred Matiang’i comes from Gusiiland, where the opposition leaders were yesterday.
Leaders who accompanied the Azimio leadership in their Kisii rally were Kisii County Governor Mr Simba Arati, MPs Obadiah Barongo (Bomachoge Borabu), Clive Gisairo (Kitutu Masaba) and Irene Nyakirario (nominated), ODM National Treasurer Timothy Bosire and several MCAs. Mr Odinga was accompanied by his running mate in the presidential election Ms Martha Karua, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, former Defence CS Eugine Wamalwa, former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Jubilee Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni. Others were Governors James Orengo (Siaya), Ochilo Ayacko (Migori), Senators Ledama Ole Kina (Narok), Edwin Sifuna (Nairobi) and Godfrey Osotsi (Vihiga) and a host of elected leaders from Nyanza and Western also attended the rally. Mr Musyoka criticised Azimio politicians who were cosying up to Dr Ruto.