Uhuru-Raila deal After 3 years Mutahi Ngunyi finally agrees with Raila

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Ngunyi change of heart towards Raila

After 3 years Mutahi Ngunyi finally agrees with Raila play NASA leader Raila Odinga and political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi (Facebook)

Controversial political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has finally come out to defend National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga after three years.

Mr Ngunyi who has been an ardent critic of Odinga made the declaration after the former Prime Minister and President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks on Friday at Harambee House.

In his latest analysis titled: Is Raila a TurnCoat Revolutionary or A Practical Politician? , the professor admitted that the move by Mr Odinga was a smart one.

play Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi (Facebook)


“I have not defended Raila for three years now but today I have no choice. Those attacking him for meeting Uhuru are political vultures and we know them. They have hovered over Raila’s head waiting for him to die politically so that they can feed on his carcass.

“But Raila has outsmarted them. Now they are asking for an all-inclusive dialogue yet the country knows that if Raila is in the dialogue, the dialogue is all-inclusive. Raila is actually the dialogue,” he said.

Though the Uhuru-Raila deal has been criticized by a section of NASA leaders with co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula stating that they were not consulted, Ngunyi noted that Mr Odinga was superior in the Alliance and the opinions of the three were irrelevant.

play NASA leaders (Facebook)


“But there is another unspoken truth in NASA. All NASA principals are equal but one principal is more equal than the others. This principal met with Uhuru Kenyatta and his deal with Uhuru Kenyatta is final. There will be no more dialogue it is finished,” he said.

Uhuru-Raila deal a ploy?

At the same time, Ngunyi questioned the talks divulging that it could be betrayal ploy.

"Raila has gone to Uhuru because he is looking for a new person to use. The question we need to ask is: who is cheating who in this constellation?" he posed.

Mr Ngunyi and his group of lawyers at the Fort Hall School of Government further added that the Uhuru-Raila deal could also be a scheme by the Opposition leader to push his daughter Winnie to the presidential race.

play President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga hold talks at Harambee House (Facebook)


"Raila is only interested in two things. One he is afraid of Ruto becoming president. Two, the Odinga family has invested a total of 100 years on their political heritage. 

"And Raila made peace with Uhuru because of Winnie Odinga. She will become president after Ruto and that is why Winnie is the only important person Raila took to Harambee house on Friday," the analyst said

The political scientist also warned Mr Kenyatta that adopting Odinga to his Government could be a detrimental move. He theorised that the former Prime Minister might use the opportunity to destroy his Jubilee Party.

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