Elgeyo Mrakwet Senator KJipchumba Murkomen has issued a fiery warning to President Uhuru Kenyatta against betraying former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The warning comes amid reports of an alliance bringing together Raila Odinga and DP Ruto that has reportedly caused jitters at State House.
“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,” Stated Murkomen.
He urged the Head of State to stanbd by the BBI to the end even as Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC warned that handshake partner Raila Odinga and his ODM party are not interested in BBI but are just using it as a means to an end.
According to ANC party chairman Kelvin Lunani, the ODM party leader is blackmailing the president using the BBI process to secure his endorsement ahead of 2022 elections.
Lunani maintained that Odinga’s recent political engagements in which his lieutenants are engaging DP Ruto for a possible alliance are all part of an elaborate plan aimed at forcing President Uhuru Kenyatta to work with Raila in 2022.
”Also self-evident is the party’s duplicitous support for the handshake. It’s apparent that ODM never believed in the BBI byproduct unless it serves their selfishness,” the ANC chair said in a statement.
He also maintained that the hustlers (DP Ruto’s camp) should not be a concern to the head of state as they already have a plan of their own.