Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has advised Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga to retire from politics alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta.
My friend Raila Odinga should retire alongside Uhuru Kenyatta - Moses Kuria advises
The gods have spoken, old order must give way to new order - Kuria
In a statement, Kuria noted that time has come for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader to exit active politics and pave way for younger politicians.
Making a reference to Musalia Mudavadi's ‘earthquake’ event, Kuria put forward that the nature of Kenyan politics had transformed urging Odinga to ship out.
“The tremors in the country are part of a revolution marking 30 years of our multi-party experiment. Old order must give way to new order. The gods have spoken. I advise my friend Raila Odinga to give way to this revolution and retire with grace alongside Uhuru Kenyatta,” said Moses Kuria.
He went on to suggest that 'Azimio la Umoja' is a bad idea with, in Kuria's view, a poor team proposing it.
"Azimio is a bad idea, fronted by the wrong people, for all the wrong reasons. It's fate is Jehanum and Judgement Day is here,” he added.
Moses Kuria’s sentiments come hours after Amani National Congress (ANC) Party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetangula held their first joint rally with Deputy President William Ruto in Nakuru County.
Mudavadi fires back at Uhuru
Speaking during the rally on Wednesday January 26, the former Vice President fired salvos at President Kenyatta, poking holes into his administration.
“Mr President, you have a right to be disappointed with me. But, I want to tell you, Kenyans are even more disappointed in you. They are hungry, they are tired. Let's not lie to each other,” he said.
President Kenyatta had, on Tuesday, termed the former VP’s move to partner with UDA as 'misguided and disappointing'.
"They [Mudavadi and Wetangula] are lost. They would have benefited had they stayed with Raila. Kenyans will be in good hands under Raila's leadership instead of those people that they are running to," the Head of State said.
Since joining Dr Ruto's campaign, the ANC leader has openly criticised Uhuru's administration and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.
The parties have embraced the theme Uchumi kwanza (the economy first) which will be seeking to counter Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja.
Mudavadi’s campaign pledge has been economic recovery, while the deputy president's has also embodied economic recovery through his Bottom-Up campaigns.
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