The eminent postponement of the ‘swearing-in’ ceremony of Nasa leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka on Sunday has elicited mixed reactions, especially from Jubilee bigwigs, with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria wading in to remind Raila of the advice he once offered him.
Playing prank of the ‘feel for Raila’ after the announcement to push the date ahead by Musalia Mudavadi, Mr Kuria reminded Mr Odinga that three people around him - Orengo, Muthama and Musalia – who are misleading the former Prime Minister.
“I told you days before the 26th October repeat elections to avoid receiving advice from people who want to inherit your political kingdom. Did you listen? Orengo, Muthama and Musalia wanakucheza,” Mr Kuria wrote on his Facebook account Sunday.
Mr Kuria revealed that the three mislead Mr Odinga to boycott the repeat polls of October 26, sinking his political ambitions further, and has accused the three of conspiring to derail Raila’s political enigma.
“This is how they convinced you to boycott the repeat election. Now the same with the swearing in that never was. You really need to resist them. You now need time to reflect on your own,” he said.
He added: “Maybe go back to Zanzibar. When you are back, come see me, okay? We need to have a chat.”
On Sunday, Nasa postponed its planned swearing-in of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. The swearing-in and the launch of the People’s Assembly was scheduled for Jamhuri Day on Tuesday and, according to the coalition’s statement, was to be held in Mombasa.
Mr Mudavadi who read the postponement statement in the company of co-principal Moses Wetang’ula, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and the committee that was organising the swearing-in said the new twist came after wider consultation with both the national and international players.
“We wish to assure them [Kenyans] that our resolve has not changed. Specifically, we want to reiterate that any national dialogue must have electoral justice on the agenda. We are not interested in sharing illegitimate dictatorial power,” the statement reads in part.