, NAIROBI Kenya, Nov 26 – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Amani Coalition leader Musalia Mudavadi is now calling on the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Raila Odinga to allow the government perform it duties to its citizens.
In a statement to newsrooms, Mudavadi asked the former Prime Minister to allow all Kenyans work with the government for the development of the entire country despite their political affiliation.
“There is a polite though unwritten rule of civility in Kenyan politics that national leaders shall not engage in personalised and disparaging attacks on fellow leaders,” he stated.
He noted that, “This rule on decent politics has been observed religiously by most but inevitably and brazenly broken by Raila Odinga with character assassination and vitriol on other leaders.”
He said it was hypocritical of Odinga to invite President Uhuru Kenyatta to his Nyanza stronghold and on the other hand ask the residents of Bungoma not to work with the government.
“Deceit and doublespeak is not attractive to me; Raila welcomes President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nyanza with open arms, but tells the people of Bungoma not to work with government. Is there a Kenyatta government for Raila and a Raila colony for the Bungoma people?” he posed.
He said his coalition will continue nurturing peace for the growth of the country.
“He has alleged that I and my colleagues in Amani Coalition are using the Bungoma by-election to gain favors from government. Yet Raila is on record lobbying for an appointment as a mediator,” he pointed out.
Musalia, who was Odinga’s deputy as Prime Minister and in the hierarchy of the Orange Democratic Movement, said the former premier must, “by now know that the imperial disguise he wears in dividing communities in western Kenya has come to an end. A new dawn and consciousness has emerged out of the March 4 elections. He must check his condescending attitude.”
He also said that Odinga should not accuse other leaders of shifting to other parties as he has also gone through the same process.
“I remind Raila that he is conspicuous in embracing political cooperation deals with successive regimes and therefore has no moral ground to scold others. Whichever revisionist name maybe fashionable to Raila, NDP/Kanu, LDP/NAK, ODM/PNU under the National Accord and Cord are all forms of cooperation,” he stated.
“Nonetheless, nobody appointed Raila to prefect and to police other political parties on how to conduct their business.”