Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has opened up on his relationship with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Kabogo goes after Raila with damning remarks
Kabogo reveals why he is reluctant to visit Raila, states that Raila doesn't pick his calls
In a candid interview with comedian Felix Odiwuor, popularly known as Jalang’o, Kabogo took a swipe at Odinga for keeping silent at a time when Kenyans, both in the country and in the diaspora continue to suffer from the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic.
The outspoken businessman divulged that his attempts to reach the AU Special envoy for infrastructure to intervene have been futile as he has not been picking his calls.
"Of late, Raila doesn't pick my calls”, Kabogo stated as he opened up on his failed attempts to reach Raila.
“People will claim that I went to be sanitised if I go to see visit him at Capitol Hill, Nairobi offices”. Affirmed Kabogo.
Raila's Capitol Hill offices has been the subject of discussion among his critics with some alleging that public officials implicated in corruption scandals visit his offices to be absolved of blame.
"Why is he (Raila) silent when Kenyans are suffering? He has a voice that can be used to push the government to act. Who else can swear himself in as President in Kenya and not face the government's wrath?"
Donating Ksh 500,000 to fly back stranded Kenyans
The flamboyant politician stated that he is moved by the plight of Kenyans stranded abroad with some sleeping hungry and others on the streets begging to come back home.
"It is painful to see Kenyans suffering abroad and the government should send one Dreamliner to bring them back home. They are jobless and have nowhere to turn to.
"One of them texted me and told me that they had slept hungry for three days. I believe our ambassador can reach out to Dubai leaders and organize for Kenyans to be granted food and shelter," Kabogo added.
He promised to take up the matter with President Uhuru Kenyatta and pledged financial assistance to to the tune of Ksh 500,000 the help repatriate Kenyans back to the country.
The money will be used to purchase air tickets for Kenyans stranded abroad to fly back home.
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