Wetang’ula tells off Odinga over endorsement remark

Bungoma senator says Odinga owes them no political debt

Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa (left) shares a word with Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula. Next to them is Bungoma woman representative Catherine Wambilianga during the flagging off of six buses acquired by Kiminini NGCDF kitty at Kiungani Academy. Photo/courtesy

Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula has told off ODM leader Raila Odinga following his recent remarks that he would not back any of the National Super Alliance NASA coalition’s principals in the 2022 presidential race.

Senator Wetang’ula said it’s wrong for Odinga to castigate them on grounds that they are seeking his endorsement yet they are aware that he owes them no political debt despite their support.

“We call on you to tickle your conscience, if you have one, and see if what you are saying is fair. You can’t blame us for skipping your unlawful swearing ceremony yet you told us to stay away,” he spoke in Kiminini.

The Bungoma senator said they are aware that Mr. Odinga betrayed them and he has now resorted to scapegoats in an attempt to avoid any form of debate with regard to the support he received in the region.

“We rallied our people to vote for you overwhelmingly in the last general election since we believed you will also return a similar favour at the time of need but we later realised you can’t and we moved on,” he said.

Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa described Odinga as the master of betrayal in the Kenyan political scene saying he should not expect to enjoy another backing from the Luhya community if he seeks the presidency.

“We are done with him. He has proven that he cannot be trusted when it comes to returning a political favour since he ended up punishing some of us despite the fact that we campaigned for him,” said Dr. Wamalwa.

Bungoma woman representative Catherine Wambilianga rallied locals to back the alliance of Senator Wetang’ula, ANC’s leader Musalia Mudavadi and KANU’s Gideon Moi saying it has their interests at heart.

“That alliance will only work with other like-minded individuals in the run up to the 2022 general elections. We don’t want to repeat the mistakes that we made in past elections,” said Ms Wambilianga.