Gatundu South Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria, has claimed that there already exists signs indicating that former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, will betray President Uhuru Kenyatta after the August 9 polls.
In a post on his social media pages on Saturday, April 9, Kuria argued that the storm within Azimio-One Kenya coalition was a forewarning on how Raila will stamp authority over his allies.
The lawmaker detailed that Raila will not settle a small share of the government after sacrificing for years to assume power.Chama Cha Kazi party leader Moses Kuria arrives at the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) National Delegates Convention (NDC) at Kasarani Stadium on Tuesday, March 15, 2022Moses Kuria
"In the unlikely event Raila becomes President, he will do Uhuru Kenyatta a good one.
"So Uhuru thinks he will get 40 per cent of government and Kalonzo (Musyoka of Wiper) 30 per cent and Raila is left to share 30 per cent among his ODM base after fighting for 60 years to be President between himself and his father? Kuria wondered.
He further underlined that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader is a political mastermind and enigma who understands the need to change tactics often.
In an analogy, Kuria alleged that the ODM boss helped Congo's President, Felix Tshisekedi get full control of the government in 2019. This reportedly led to the fallout between the incumbent president and his predecessor, Joseph Kabila.
"It was Raila Odinga who chartered a plane to DRC to coach Felix Tshisekedi on how to fix Joseph Kabila who thought Tshisekedi was his project," Kuria claimed, allegations that have not yet been proven.
Raila Odinga and his team have also not yet addressed the issues as claimed by Kuria.
Kuria's statement comes amidst cracks in Azimio la Umoja One Kenya over the distribution of government among coalition members.
On April 6, a faction led by Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua, and his Makueni counterpart Kibwana issued fresh demands on a power-sharing formula and moved to counter Wiper's influence in the coalition.
"We must be listened to in order to fully join them. It must be known that time is running out but we still have options that we can invoke anytime," Mutua stated.Kalonzo Musyoka speaking during a rally in Turkana County on Monday, April 4, 2022Kalonzo Musyoka Twitter page
Raila acted swiftly to curb the rise of splinter groups with the coalition and agreed to include the faction in key negotiations by expanding the top leadership.
"Raila Odinga, the Azimio presidential candidate, met with Azimio partner party leaders and representatives to foster the interests of our political movement and clarify a number of issues.
"The talks touched on inclusivity, equity, and consultation, all aimed at guiding and anchoring our coalition party ahead of the upcoming August polls," Raila's campaign secretariat spokesperson, Makau Mutua, stated.fight
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