Mudavadi Turns Down Job Offer from Government

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta ,former deputy prime minister Musalia Mudavadi and Senator Gideon Moi at Mululu village during a memorial of the 25th Anniversary of the late Moses Mudavadi.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta, former deputy prime minister Musalia Mudavadi and Senator Gideon Moi at Mululu village during a memorial of the 25th Anniversary of the late Moses Mudavadi on February 8, 2014.
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  • Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday, July 5, revealed that he turned down a job offer from the government.

    Mudavadi was speaking at the home of Nambale MP John Bunyasi in Busia County where he also reiterated his presidential ambitions. 

    "They have messed the economy that former President Mwai Kibaki had streamlined.

    ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi in a virtual meeting with 19 EU ambassadors on June 10, 2020
    ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi in a virtual meeting with 19 EU ambassadors on June 10, 2020
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    "Now they want to involve us in their government so that we are seen to be part of the mess. I cannot accept to be part of bad leadership," noted Mudavadi.

    There have been reports of a looming Cabinet reshuffle with Deputy President William Ruto's allies rumoured to be on the chopping board.

    The former Vice-President of Kenya revealed that he would not make the same mistake he made in 2002 when he abandoned his presidential ambitions to support President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    "We moved around in choppers campaigning across the country. This made me lose the Sabatia Parliamentary seat which I had won for several years," he stated.

    Lugari MP Ayub Savula reiterated that Mudavadi would not form a coalition with Deputy President William Ruto as he was gunning for the top seat.

    The ANC party leader also condemned the harassment of some leaders in Western Kenya after Savula was arrested at a petrol station in Sabatia trading centre in Butere on Sunday, July 5.

    "Strange things are happening that are an assault to democracy. Because of political stands, people are being threatened by the police, others are tear-gassed while others are being called to record statements, this is not the Kenya we want," noted Mudavadi.

    Also speaking at the gathering was Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who urged ODM party leader Raila Odinga to support Mudavadi's presidential bid. 

    Wetangula noted that Mudavadi had shelved his plans to run for Presidency in 2017 to support Odinga and also offered his support back in 2007. 

    DP William Ruto and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi during the homecoming ceremony of Lurambi MP Bishop Titus Khamala at Mwangaza Secondary school Shibuli, Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega County, August 18, 2018
    Deputy President William Ruto and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi during the homecoming ceremony of Lurambi MP Bishop Titus Khamala at in Kakamega County on August 18, 2018
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