Deputy President William Ruto’s allies under the Tangatanga umbrella on Wednesday continued their onslaught against President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Building Bridges Initiative, expressing their displeasure at Raila’s newly found position, by the head of state’s side.
While accompanying Ruto to a funeral service in Lari, Kiambu County, the sharp-tongued politicians tore into Uhuru for allowing a foreign party into his ‘marriage’, and his recent no-dialogue approach to the escalating political situation in the country.
Taking to the podium, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria resorted to speaking in his mother tongue, to drive his point home, as he dressed Uhuraila down, terming Raila as a gitumia (an unpleasant woman).
Posted by Moses Kuria on Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Kuria noted that since Uhuru and Raila embarked on their unity crusade under the BBI, politicians who had earlier demonstrated undying loyalty to the president were thrown under the bus, and left to suffer at the hands of Raila and his ODM troops.
Using Saturday’s BBI rally in Mombasa County as an example, Kuria revealed that his seat was forcefully taken away, because he refused to stand in respect of Raila, when he arrived at the venue.
Kuria asserted that being merely Uhuru’s children, there is nothing that the Tangatanga faction could do to kick out Raila, Uhuru’s ‘political wife’, out of the Jubilee household, but the least Uhuru could do for his former allies was to keep Raila in check.
He added that the Tangatanga summit in Naivasha had nothing to do with an impeachment plot against Uhuru, as alleged by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed.
The Gatundu South legislator lamented that ODM politicians had settled too comfortably within the ruling party, and this was a phenomenon that the president was supposed to handle before it blew out of proportion.