Murang'a Senator, Irungu Kang'ata, on Wednesday, September 29, poked holes in the meeting between the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga, and the Mount Kenya Foundation.
Speaking during the burial service of Mzee Gichohi at Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri County, Kang'ata stated that he was least concerned about the meeting.
The Senator stated that the group will probably betray Raila, the same way they betrayed the late President Daniel Arap Moi.Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata Addresses the Congregation During Mzee Kaguchia's Burial
"I have no issue with the group that met Baba yesterday. Why? Because they are the same group that worked with Moi," Kang'ata remarked.
The former Senate Majority Chief Whip revealed that the contingent that met the former Premier was the same that supported Moi's presidential bid in the past but delivered hot air.
Kang'ata stated that the group supported Moi under the then Central Kenya Support Development Group.
He added that the chairman of the group that campaigned for Moi in Mount Kenya at the time was the same chairman of the now Mount Kenya Foundation.
"The chairman who led the group in 1997, is also the chair of the current group. They failed in 1997 and they will fail again," he stated.
Kang'ata added that having the backing of the leaders does not guarantee Raila the top seat in the 2022 General Election.
Speaking during the same event, Deputy President also castigated the meeting claiming that it is only the elite from the region who were invited. He added that individuals in the meeting were only there to protect their interests.
"When you arrange a meeting with the wealthy, so that the government can protect their wealth, that is good. However, if we hold a meeting so that those who are lower so that the government can help them create wealth, then it is also good," the DP remarked.
Raila promised the group from the vote-rich Mt Kenya region that he would work with them to solve challenges in the country as well as in the region such as youth unemployment.
In the meeting, the group declared they were willing to support Raila.
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