Outspoken Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Sunday warned President Uhuru Kenyatta against shortchanging ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
Murkomen who was commenting on the ongoing political formation ahead of the 2022 general election said that there is no one who knows the effect of being hoodwinked than President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“It will be a mistake of monumental proportion for Uhuru Kenyatta to shortchange Raila Odinga when he knows that Daniel Arap Moi shortchanged Him (Tinga) for his (Uhuru’s) sake.
It will be a mistake of monumental proportion for Uhuru Kenyatta to shortchange Raila Odinga when he knows that Daniel Arap Moi shortchanged Him (Tinga) for his (Uhuru’s) sake. He must stand by his decision through BBI & support Raila in 2022.Hustlers already have their own plan.
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) April 11, 2021
Murkomen further told the president that he must stand by his decision through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and support Raila in the next general elections.
The senator also said that no one should worry about them – Hustlers nation movement- because they have already have made plans of their own.
Former member of parliament for Mukurweini,Kabando Wa Kabando approved Muromen’s appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
I endorse this message.
— Kabando Wa Kabando (@Wakabando) April 11, 2021
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi while separately sharing opinion his twitter account,argued that there is a lot of miscalculation on President Uhuru’s succession plans as ongoing political alliances gains momentum.
According to city lawyer, Uhuru’s political strategist appear to have overdone his influence as a politician and a state leader.
“First, Uhuru and his handlers overexaggerate his influence, power and reach. Second, Uhuru and his handlers deliberately underestimate the political strength, influence and reach of both DP Ruto and Hon. Raila,” Ahmednasir explained.
H.E UHURU'S succession GAMES is DRIVEN by two FATAL MISCALCULATIONS. First, Uhuru and his handlers OVEREXAGGERATE his influence, power and reach. Second, Uhuru and his handlers DELIBERATELY UNDERESTIMATE the political strength, influence and reach of both DP Ruto and Hon. Raila.
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) April 11, 2021
Last Wednesday, photos of Oparanya in the company of Dr Ruto, Narok West MP Gabriel Tongoyo and former CSs Mwangi Kiunjuri and Rashid Echesa, were widely circulated on social media.
As Mr Odinga’s deputy in ODM, Mr Oparanya’s meeting with the deputy president spun speculations of a looming political alliance between the two leaders.
However, it was not clear if Mr Oparanya was planning to ditch ODM or whether he was holding talks ahead of an alliance between Mr Odinga and Dr Ruto.