Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s sentiment over debt politics has continued to stir sharp reaction from a section of leaders from Mt. Kenya region.
Among those who have responded to him is Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu who is a known Kieleweke member. He has since told off Mr. Odinga that their region will not be coaxed to vote based on debts which were agreed on individual basis and not communities.
He asserted that leaders will only be elected to power according to what agenda they have for the country and their region.
Same sentiments were echoed by embattled Senate Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata who said that shall Odinga be endorsed by Uhuru Kenyatta, it will even be hard for anyone from their region to support him.
He instead challenged Mr. Odinga to wake up and talk to the locals directly and not through the Tv because the voters from that region are not to be fooled anymore.
“He (Raila) needs to examine if indeed those instances fit criteria for binding political agreements… For a political agreement to hold, political offer and acceptance need to be politicized by way of public disclosure and endorsement of its terms,” Kang’ata said.
Wambungu on his side argued that it will be hard to convince the electorates from Mt. Kenya to vote based on debts.
“I don’t subscribe to debt politics.
“We cannot have debt politics about Deputy President William Ruto or Raila.
“We are not going to vote for anybody based on debt, but what deal they seek to offer us for future engagement,” he said.
Raila evoked minds of Kikuyu community after he made the controversial remark while appearing on Kameme Tv.
He talked about his father having left power for the late Jomo Kenyatta as well as himself having unconditionally endorsed Kibaki in 2002.