Deal Sakaja Struck to Cancel Raila's Swearing-in - MP Reveals

  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Sunday evening alleged that Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja had struck a deal with National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga to call off his planned swearing-in scheduled for January 30.

    Taking to social media, Kuria claimed that Sakaja's move to secure the release of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino from police custody was part of the deal.

    “Good News!! As part of the negotiated deal between Sen Johnson Sakaja and Raila Odinga that led to the release of Babu Owino, the swearing in that was set to take place on 30th January has been called off indefinitely,” Kuria wrote.

    On Sunday, Sakaja made his way to Parklands Police station alongside MPs Gladys Wanga, Junet Mohamed, Anthony Oluoch, George Aladwa and former Embakasi South MP Irshad Sumra where they demanded Babu's immediate release.

    "No political leader should be arrested unlawfully because of his political party be it NASA or Jubilee," Sakaja stated.

    [caption caption="MP Moses Kuria"][/caption]

    Kuria questioned Sakaja's decision to demand Babu's release from police custody.

    “I look forward to the day my friend Sen Johnson Sakaja will come to visit me in cell. Do not even secure my release. Just bring me a bowl of porridge.

    "Sulking is human, isn't it? After all we have worked together for over a decade now,” he stated on Sunday.

    Meanwhile, Jubilee leaders who spoke in Gatanga dared the NASA leadership to proceed with the swearing-in, reminding them of Attorney-General Githu Muigai's pronouncements that the event was treasonous.

    At a People's Assembly meeting in Mombasa on Sunday, Odinga confirmed that the plan was still on course.

    [caption caption="Senator Sakaja with President Kenyatta at a past event"][/caption]