Earlier today, Azimio party leader Raila Odinga had a meeting in Kamukunji grounds joined by Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua, Roots Part leader George Wajackoya among other leaders from the Azimio coalition.
Raila jetted back to the country today from South Africa after spending a week in the country, meeting with leaders and professionals from the country.
The Azimio party leader, who doubles as the opposition leader, has slammed president William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua; Raila claims that Rigathi Gachagua is a fake Mau Mau who had never fought for anything in the country, claiming he at one time went to bed with former President Daniel Moi when the country was in turmoil. Raila further contended that the President and his deputy are not his equals in life or politically.
“Kila mara (Rigathi Gachagua) anatishia eti yeye ni mtoto wa Mau Mau. Nataka kuambia yeye, alikua hajazaliwa. Yule ambaye alitetea Mau Mau kutoka jela ni Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. Huyu kijana Gachagua hajui pale tumetoka. Hata baba yake alikua hawezinitisha mimi. Mimi nilifungwa jela mara tatu. Mimi si rika yake kimaisha na hata kisiasa. Nataka kuambia Ruto na Gachagua waache upuzi, Kenya si yao.” Raila Said in Swahili.
Raila’s sentiments come a day after Rigathi Gachagua, while addressing congregants at Kerugoya stadium in Kirinyaga county, asked president Ruto to leave Raila to him as the son of Mau Mau since he knows how he will silence the Azimio party leader.
“Rais wetu nakuomba, kwa niaba ya wale wote tunakusaidia, hii mambo ya huyu mzee (Raila Odinga) tuwachie, dawa ya huyo mtu ni mtoto wa Mau Mau wewe kaa kando,” Gachagua said.
The Azimio leader also called out on President Ruto over his recent remarks claiming that former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati almost got kidnapped and killed by the Uhuru regime during the 2022 general elections. Raila asked Ruto if he had evidence that former President Uhuru Kenyatta wanted to kill Chebukati, and he should report to the police for further investigations.
“Juzi nilisikia bwana Ruto akisema kulikua na mpango wa kuua bwana Chebukati. Kama rais Kenyatta alikua na mpango wa kumuua Chebukati, ni nini kingezuia yeye? Si yeye ndiye alikua amri jeshi mkuu? Mimi nasema mambo kama haya hayafai kusemwa na kiongozi wa taifa. Kama alikua na ushahidi angepeleka kwa polisi.” Raila said.
Raila Odinga gave an eight-point ultimatum to Kenyans, which includes rejecting the 2022 general elections, demanding the entire infrastructure, records of the 2022 general election in the IEBC made public, president Ruto to cease from single-handedly reconstituting IEBC, calling on Kenyans to reject UDA policies, rejecting Ruto as Kenya’s president, calling on Kenyans to resist and removal of punitive taxes and asking the Kenya Kwanza government to resign.