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Fireworks as Raila’s Camp Dares Ruto to Withdraw Support for Raila’s AU Commission Bid

Allies of the Azimio leader, led by Kalonzo and Wamalwa, insist that President Ruto is free to withdraw support for Raila's AU Commission bid. The camp argues that the NADCO report does not prohibit Raila from speaking out against government ills

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Leaders of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party have come out in defense of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s remarks about President William Ruto’s administration. Odinga, who has been under sharp criticism from key allies of the president for his harsh rating of the Kenya Kwanza administration, has found support within his coalition.

Speaking on Sunday, April 5, opposition leaders led by Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, insisted that the former prime minister should be allowed to express his views about the issues affecting the common Kenyan.


Kalonzo speaking during a past event

“We have heard Kenya Kwanza leaders castigating Odinga for what he said in Mukuru Kwa Reuben. Odinga is angling for the AUC chairmanship, I don’t know if Kenya Kwanza Leaders thought they could compromise him because of his quest,” Musyoka said.

Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) leader Eugene Wamalwa also weighed in on the matter, cautioning the president against using the AUC position to blackmail the veteran politician.

Raila Odinga during a past event

Raila Odinga during a past event

“Our message to Kenya Kwanza is, stop blackmailing Raila Odinga over AUC Chairmanship for calling you out on corruption and incompetence, and declare the current flood crisis a national disaster! Azimio will not be gagged and will remain the Voice of the voiceless, silent, suffering, majority of Kenyans,” Wamalwa said.

This development marks a significant moment in Kenyan politics, as it highlights the growing tensions between the Kenya Kwanza administration and the Azimio la Umoja coalition.

Ruto and Raila shake hands

Ruto and Raila shake hands

As the political landscape continues to evolve, the voice of the opposition remains unyielding in its quest for accountability and good governance.

A few days ago, the Opposition leader called out Pres William Ruto and the KK administration over failure to plan for the ongoing floods.  In the charged speech, Raila claimed that most of the Ruto CSs are incompetent led by CS Moses Kuria, Susan Nakhumicha, and Ezekiel Machogu.

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