I was offered Ksh200M to drop my presidential bid – Wajackoyah claims
Roots Party presidential flagbearer George Wajackoyah now claims he was offered Ksh200M to shelve his presidential ambitions.
The accomplished lawyer claimed a cabal of influential personalities that approached him with the cash offer are hell-bent on ensuring he withdraws from the presidential contest.
According to Wajackoyah, the group is threatened by his growing popularity among the youth.
The presidential hopeful, who has gained traction due to his promise to legalize marijuana upon ascendancy to power, made the revelation as he addressed revelers in Roysambu's Paris Lounge. However, he is yet to reveal when the offer was tabled and the name of the candidate the group was representing.
"Recently, they came to my place and said that this Wajackoyah, why don't we pay him Sh200 million so he can drop his bid. I looked at them and told them I am the most learned man in Africa and cannot be compromised. I have worked in higher places like the United Kingdom and I cannot betray the people's trust," he said.
Wajackoyah's growing popularity
Deputy President William Ruto's ally Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot recently confessed that Roots Party presidential candidate might force a run-off.
Cheruiyot lamented that the experienced lawyer is becoming a threat to the hustler nation because of the way he is gaining popularity even in Ruto's strongholds in Rift Valley.
The Kericho Senator insisted that Wajackoyah is gaining pockets of support all over the country.
"He enjoys pockets of support in different parts of the country apart from the two regions (Raila and Ruto's traditional strongholds), And even in those regions, there is something that I have noticed," Senator Cheruiyot said.