Kalonzo in trouble for 'insulting' Mudavadi
13 May 2016, 07:42
Nairobi - Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has come under sharp criticism from officials of the Musalia Mudavadi led Amani National Congress (ANC) over remarks he made at a church service.
Kalonzo while speaking at a requiem mass for slain businessman Jacob Juma on Thursday challenged Mudavadi to publicly cut links with the ruling Jubilee coalition and join the opposition Cord.
The Cord co-principal asked Mudavadi to declare at Uhuru Park in Nairobi that “he has severed his links with the Jubilee administration. The remarks did not go down well with ANC officials who saw it as an affront to their party boss.
Reacting to the remarks, Godfrey Osotsi, the ANC Secretary General termed the claims as unfortunate and Kalonzo as ‘a misguided self-seeker out to gain solace for lack of substance for mourners’.
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“We want to ask the Wiper leader to tread carefully, lest Kenyans call his bluff and remind him of his worst political crimes against colleagues and progressive forces. He should not throw stones when he lives in a glass house!” warned Osotsi.
“Kenyans know that in 2007 when Kenyans needed him most to rescue the country from a vicious PNU tribal clique, which Jubilee has inherited, he broke away from opposition unity which included Mudavadi, to run as a sponsored spoiler,” he added.
Osotsi in a press statement sent to newsrooms explained that Mudavadi only worked with Jubilee in the last election but he is on his on right now and strengthening his party.
“Mudavadi only dealt with Jubilee when they sought his leadership to be the Coalition Presidential candidate in 2013. After he refused to succumb to tribal blackmail, he left them alone and has kept going,” he added.
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