Ababu Viciously Attacked over this Statement on Raila
Former Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba was on Thursday...
Namwamba, who has announced that he would actively campaign for Jubilee’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, tweeted an old interview where the late Michael Kijana Wamalwa made political attacks on Odinga.
The former Vice President, known as an eloquent orator and sharp thinker, cast aspersions on the intellectual capacity of the man who later became Kenya’s second Prime Minister.
“Raila is not my peer intellectually by any description. If Raila was a man of any abilities as the son of Kenya’s first Vice-President in the early 1960s when scholarships to the top universities in the world were open to the sons of African leaders at their taking, he wouldn’t have gone over land to Cairo to get on to some ramshackle boat to go to East Germany. I think this is a reflection of his abilities,” the late politician asserted.
When the former Budalangi MP shared an image capturing the controversial remarks,
He added a caption stating, “Celebrating Michael Wamalwa Kijana. A fine son of the Mulembe Nation. A true Kenyan patriot.”
Twitter users, however, angrily responded with political and personal jabs.
“Keep tarmacking brother Utapewa kazi,”@RobbahOnderi replied.
@ee Wambua said, “he stood firmly for what he believed in..you don't..you are a disgust to upcoming leaders..ishingua.”
“When under your leadership PAC got disbanded on grounds of corruption, I am still ashamed of you,” another user,”@PandeNicholas retorted.
“So today you're paid to fight your father. You won't make it my friend,” @OrindaBika stated.
Wamalwa and Odinga fell out as they each sought to take over the Ford Kenya Chairman position that fell vacant after Jaramogi Oginga’s death in 1994. The now deceased politician would later take control while Oginga’s son, Raila went on to form NDP.
The interview was published in the Nairobi Law Monthly in the mid-1990s at a time when Wamalwa and the current ODM leader were undergoing political differences for the control of the Ford Kenya party.
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