Deputy President William Ruto’s political camp, popularly known as Tanga Tanga on Sunday night responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s dressing down over their early 2022 campaigns.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, a prominent member of the Tanga Tanga team, responded with a lengthy post on Facebook where he begun by asking President Kenyatta to stop drinking.
Sudi appeared to suggest that the President’s Sunday speech was as a result of inebriation – saying leadership does not go well with alcohol.
“From today henceforth, I Oscar Sudi have decided to quit drinking. I urge my fellow drinkers Raila, Mudavadi, Uhuru, and others to follow suit. This is because I have noticed that leadership doesn’t rhyme with influence of alcohol. We will not succeed if this trend continues,” the sharp-tongued MP wrote.
Sudi went on to say that it was wrong for the head of state to say elected leaders did not campaign for his presidential ticket – arguing that many elected leaders in Mt Kenya region and Rift Valley sacrificed a lot for Kenyatta to be President.
“It is very sad that the President may not even know 20 MCASs, 20 MPs, 10 Senators, or all 47 Governors by their names…The President must therefore apologise to all his big supporters and Kenyans at large for the sacrifices they made until he clinched the presidency,” the legislator added.
Sudi later deleted the post whose screenshots have since gone viral.
Kenyatta’s speech, delivered in his vernacular Kikuyu language, is expected to further complicate the succession politics taking shape in the vote-populous Mt Kenya region.
The President warned Mt Kenya politicians engaging in 2022 campaigns would not distract from his agenda for development and national unity.