August 9

You’re a beneficiary of Raila’s benevolence, Mudavadi told

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 03:28 | By
Former National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende. PHOTO/Courtesy

Western Kenya leaders allied to the Azimio-One Kenya yesterday took a swipe at  ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula over remarks that their presidential candidate Raila Odinga had neglected the community.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, former National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende and MPs Godfrey Osotsi, Elsie Muhanda, Christopher Aseka, Benard Shinali, Titus Khamala and Tindi Mwale termed the duo’s sentiments as misleading.

Speaking separately, the leaders said many Luhyas benefitted when Raila was in the Grand Coalition Government between 2008 and 2013.

They said the ODM leader appointed many Luhyas, including Mudavadi,  to plum positions.

Yesterday, Oparanya said Mudavadi was a key beneficiary of Raila’s appointment as deputy prime minister.

“I challenge these people to tell the public what they did for the Mulembe nation as beneficiaries of Raila’s appointmaents. Bernard Washiali was elected MP through ODM. Ababu Namwamba was a Ruto mole in ODM until the other day,” said Oparanya.

Marende (pictured) said Raila made him Speaker, Mudavadi Deputy Prime Minister and minister for Local Government and allocated Cabinet slots to the region in the Grand Coalition Government.

“The statement by a section of leaders from Kenya Kwanza led by Mudavadi and Wetangula are unfounded. Raila has been a political saviour of Mudavadi,” said Marende.

Mudavadi and Wetangula had accused Raila of a plot to knock Senator Johnson Sakaja and Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi out of the Nairobi governorship race.

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