Just less than two weeks to general elections, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin Kung’u Muigai, who is the Kikuyu National Council of Elders patron, has come out to explain why Azimio candidate Raila Odinga will fail terribly in the August election.
While speaking on Monday during an interview at Muoroto FM, Kûngû said Raila has never impressed the people from Mt Kenya and should not expect much support despite the current political hype.
He recently endorsed Ruto and argued elder not to forget the “yangu kumi ya Ruto Kumi” promise Uhuru made.
Ruto said the hustler narrative propagated by Ruto has been working well for him and is convincing voters to support his presidential bid.
“You can’t compare Ruto and Raila at any level, Uhuru already helped Ruto to penetrate the heart of the Mt Kenya.
Kung’u claimed Uhuru and Ruto’s unity collapsed after people close to the President, led by Jubilee vice chairperson David Murathe, started disowning the pact immediately after the 2017 elections.
He said Raila is trying to take the advantage of the handshake between him and Uhuru.
He further accused Raila of plotting Ruto’s downfall by linking him to several corruption scandals.
Wachira said it’s an insult for Kung’u to go against the President and support Ruto.
He said Kung’u has no power to speak on behalf of the community and their political direction.
“Both Raila and Ruto’s camp have individuals who have been implicated in the various crimes and Azimio should stop portraying themselves as saints,” he said.
He expressed optimism that Uhuru will shield the country from going back to the 2007-08 post-election.
He said the last conversation he held with Uhuru was clear and he (Uhuru) vowed to hand over power to whoever will win.
He said the President loves the country and soon he (Uhuru) is expected to traverse the Mt Kenya region thanking his supporters for electing him.
Before joining Ruto’s camp, Kung’u had earlier endorsed National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as the suitable successor of Uhuru.
Muturi has since endorsed Ruto’s presidential bid.
_The Star Kenya