Opposition leaders and supporters corner Raila Odinga over handshakes
Raila Odinga finds it rough as his supporters and allies question his intentions
His recent political adventures have seen him labelled a traitor with some accusing him of abandoning NASA at its hour of need to dine with his erstwhile bitter rivals.
Odinga’s answer to his critics was: “You must play politics using your brains, I am preparing the way for us to take over the government in 2022”.
However, this failed to silence his critics some of whom have called for his retirement.
Most hurt is the Western Kenya voteblock whose two political kingpins Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula have been sidelined in the talks, meetings and handshakes.
Things got worse when NASA senators conspired and ousted Wetangula as the Senate Minority leader, replacing him with James Orengo.
In Shinyalu, Odinga had it rough after MPs put him to task to explain the meaning of the handshake ad why he had forgeten Musyoka, Mudavadi and Wetang’ula with Bonny Khalwale accusing him of “going to bed with Jubilee at the expense of NASA and his supporters”.
Recent developments have also seen MPS from the region pile pressure on Odinga to pass over the mantle following four unsuccessful attempts to clinch the presidency.
Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga and his Navakholo counterpart Emanuel Wangwe have made it clear that come 2022, Odinga has no chance as the region will support one of their own.
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