Raila calls Luhyas stupid?
22 July 2016, 17:46
Nairobi - Did CORD leader Raila Odinga call the Luhya community stupid?
According to Amani National Congress ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Raila made the remarks during his trip to Western Kenya which has spanned the whole week.
According to Mudavadi, the move to refer to the community as stupid was a kick in the teeth for a community that has supported the CORD leader many times in the past.
" I have been taken aback; was this truly the same Raila the community has supported for over a decade or a reincarnated Joseph Kamotho of the ‘watchmen and cooks’ fame," Mudavadi said.
He stated that Luhyas had endured great humiliation in the past supporting Raila.
" The Luhya community has endured great humiliation supporting Raila and this is the thank you he says," he added.
According to ODM Communications chief Philip Etale though, the utterances as claimed by Mudavadi are misleading.
" Nothing of the sort happened. I was there and what the boss ( Raila) was referring to was to those who are trying to divide Luhyas," he stated.
He called on Mudavadi to concentrate on his own campaign instead of trying to poke holes in Raila's.
" I think he is better served looking out for Amani interests," he added.
But Mudavadi was having none of it.
" Is it his gratitude that the support has been because Luhya are
Wajinga? As a community we feel we have been irreparably violated by
Raila," Mudavadi added.
The allegations come at the end of a week where Raila has been trying to get back on board the community which believes that it has been shortchanged in the past and must seek pastures anew.
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