BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST FEB,2021-Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday rubbished claims by Raila Odinga that he will not endorse any of his NASA colleagues because they failed to show up at his illegal swearing.
Mudavadi through a statement said that what Raila put out was unfortunate and reeks of indefensible deceit.
“It’s not our wish to get into a spat with Raila. However, it’s important that Raila learns to speak the truth. Raila knows what he alleges against his colleagues is exactly what he did to them – lied to them before sneaking to Uhuru Park,” the statement read in part.
Mudavadi further claims that Raila knowingly faked a swearing-in to accelerate his yearning for a handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta, which he got.
On endorsement, the ANC leader said that Raila was free not endorse whosoever he wishes including the possibility of excluding himself but also clarified that he had no right to deny others their right to demand a political debt owed from him.
“Raila knows he duped colleagues into backing him in NASA in 2017 under the false presence that, win or lose, he wouldn’t offer himself as a candidate. Perhaps the only cowardice in them is allowing Raila to lie to them,” he said.
Mudavadi at the same time urged Kenyans to question themselves on what a man incapable of keeping a vow with friends is capable of if he wields absolute power.
“He hates being reminded that he’s a political con, but reminded he’ll be until he forgoes deceit. Politics of deceit don’t befit a Kenyan leader,” concluded Mudavadi.