‘You must be now writing final chapter of your legacy’ – Wetangula cautions Raila
Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has held a clear and consistent position since he began running for the presidency in 1997. The one that stands out? His relentless failure to concede defeat after being declared a loser at least according to National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula.
The speaker while speaking during a thanksgiving service at Silungai Primary School in Malava, Kakamega county on Saturday, April 1, 2023, said Raila's enduring years in politics are littered with the aforementioned stunt which, he says, might be the 'defining trait in his legacy.'
He is, therefore, cautioning him that the narrative might taint his legacy now that he is writing the final chapter and might also profile his family who will step into his shoes and keep his political career going.
"I want to advise my brother Raila Odinga to relax. You must be now writing the final chapter of your legacy. Your kids and grandkids will vie for elective seats at some point, don't give them a profile," he stated.
Wetangula further urged Raila to call off anti-government protests saying the court gave a verdict that the Azimio team lost.
"You went to court and the verdict was that you did not win," he added.
At the same time, he said that it is the responsibility of leaders to safeguard the peace of the country adding that, it is for that reason he condemned the illegal raid on former President Uhuru Kenyatta's Northlands farm in Ruiru Eastern Bypass.
"Property must be respected," Wetangula added.