"You were nothing before I groomed you," Raila blasts Duale

Duale was heavily backed by Raila for elections in former Dujis Constituency. Odinga say Duale has turned against him.

 

Speaking while addressing Garissa Township residents, the backyard of Jubilee’s leader of majority Adan Duale, Odinga has criticized the move by the Uhuru Kenyatta led government for using public resources and machinery to rally people to register as voters, terming it unfortunate.

In his address amid cheers from residents, Odinga has said that despite him grooming Duale into politics, he has turned against him, leading the abuses directed to him from Jubilee.

“I personally picked up Duale in Mombasa when he was a nobody; and took him to one of the Sheikhs and a group of renowned elders in Garissa Town, and pleaded with them to support him for the Dujis  constituency (Now Garissa Township) parliamentary seat," Odinga said.

Duale, since his appointment as the leader of majority in the national assembly, has been fiercely defending the government and on several occasions dismissed Raila whenever he has raised concerns about matters including corruption and funds misuse.

Corruption allegations

The majority leader has on several occasions questioned Raila's stance on corruption saying he could not be trusted to end the vice while defending Cord leaders implicated in the loss of millions in Kwale County and other Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) held counties.

The Majority leader also claimed the Opposition leader had planted people at IEBC to help him rig the 2017 poll.

Raila, who received a rousing welcome to the county led by Nathif Jama, said he was confident he will win the presidency after the August 8 vote. Nathif Jama is set to out Duale in the August polls.

He has cautioned Jubilee of any attempts to swindle the vote outcome in August polls saying that the opposition will not take it anymore.

“We are forewarning Jubilee that we will not allow them to steal our votes because they will really have it rough,' said Raila.

Commenting on the recent disappearance of biometric voter registration kits allegedly stolen by the Somali militants al-Shabaab, who later refuted claims, Odinga has pulled a trudge on Jubilee demanding for the explanation of the whereabouts of the kits.

Jubilee offensive charm

Meanwhile President Uhuru Kenyatta has tented camp in the capital Nairobi on a mass voter registration exercise. Uhuru traversed the city’s Umoja, Roysambu, Kasarani and Kahawa West estates in search for new voters to enlist in the register.

On Wednesday, the opposition conglomerate National Super Alliance (NASA) for hours held a meeting with the Wafula Chebukati led Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to deliberate, among other issues, contagious BVR kits distribution and that the pols team should accept elections results from the polling centres without any alteration.

IEBC figures disputed

Meanwhile, according to new Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) statistics released on Tuesday, Central Kenya registered 318,457 voters, representing a whooping 62.2 per cent of the commission’s target.

Deputy President William Ruto’s backyard Rift Valley, on the other hand registered 497,313 voters, translating to a 58.7 per cent.

Perceived Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) strongholds including Eastern, Nyanza, Coast and Western registered 348,977, 248,390 and 185,683 respectively.

Suna MP Junet Mohammed in a statement to newsrooms rubbished the data from the IEBC, terming them a political hoodwinks for the Jubilee.

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