‘Raila received Ksh10B from Kikuyu financiers to destabilise government, economy’ – Thika Town MP claims
Thika Town Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Ng’ang’a now claims that opposition leader Raila Odinga received Ksh10 billion from financiers she did not disclose to facilitate his mass protests against the Kenya Kwanza government.
The lawmaker, who spoke at AIPCA church in Thika on Sunday, March 20, 2023 during a thanksgiving event organized by Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria claimed that Raila received the money at a hotel.
She stated that the current administration has all the information on the transaction including where it happened and how and has the "requisite pictorial evidence that can justify the claims".
While warning Raila that his "old gimmicks" will not cow President William Ruto’s government from delivering on all the promises made to Kenyans during campaigns, the legislator took issue with the Azimio leader for "destroying businesses owned by members of the Kikuyu community".
“We will spare the name of your financiers today but we know they are Kikuyus like me and they once held very powerful positions in government.
"We know you received Ksh10 billion to destabilise the government through protests. We even have photos of how the deal was sealed,” Ng’ang’a said.
“Those financing you should come out and declare their interests. They should tell us openly about their position and how they intend to benefit when businesses and the Kenyan economy is sabotaged,” the MP added.
Raila asked to give Ruto space
The MP urged the opposition to give Ruto space to deliver on his mandates to Kenyans saying he has a plan and the arrangements it has put in place are a sure indicator he will deliver on all his promises.
Present at the event were MPs Maina Karobia (EALA), Patrick Munene (Chuka Igamba Ng’ombe) Jane Kihara (Naivasha), Geoffrey Wandeto (Tetu in Nyeri), Rahab Mukami (Nyeri County MP), Martha Wangari (Gilgil), John Kawanjiku (Kiambaa), and Anne Wamuratha (Kiambu County women rep) among other government dignitaries who also took issue with opposition for "scheming to destroy the economy."
Jane Kihara, the MP for Naivasha, claimed that retired President Uhuru Kenyatta was behind the mass protests and warned Raila that should the unrest escalate, the government will be forced to deploy ruthless interventions to avert damage of property.
“Uhuru should declare his stand on mass protests. You once said that Odinga is your boss and president….tell us what you know and what your position is. If these protests escalate, we will be forced to act,” asserted the MP.
The leaders made the statements hours before holding an entire Mount Kenya leaders meeting in Thika where they are expected to deliberate on issues of interest to the community and the country at large.