A section of Jubilee Party leaders changed their tune on their relationship with Opposition leader Raila Odinga accusing him of failing to respect Deputy President William Ruto.
On Sunday, the elected leader told off the former Prime Minister and asked him to stop attacking Deputy President William Ruto.
Three Governors and more than ten MPs stated that Raila, whom they described as ‘leader with bad manners’, should stop arrogating himself the duty to speak for Jubilee.
Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki told Odinga to keep off the activities of the Jubilee Party, accusing him of being bent on extending the wrangles and confusion in NASA to Jubilee.
“I want to tell Raila Odinga not to extend the confusion and wrangles that have made NASA be in tatters to Jubilee, because we are organized as far as leadership is concerned,” Kindiki remarked.
“As Jubilee, we are not campaigning for 2022 or any other year but touring the grassroots to explore ways of addressing challenges facing the people as well as launching water, health, churches among other projects,” he added.
His sentiments were echoed by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu who branded Odinga as an insincere leader who was bent on wrecking Jubilee.
“I know Raila Odinga than anyone else and can’t be trusted. He is banking on a referendum to amend the Constitution to create positions for people like him. But I want him to know that the President has said there will be no referendum, and that’s all,” Waititu stated.
Their statements come barely a month after the building bridges initiative team was gazetted and given a year to submit it’s report to the President and Opposition leader Raila Odinga aimed at ending dirty politics and uniting the country.
In their joint statement titled “Building bridges to a new Kenya nation”, the two leaders announced the rollout of a programme that will implement their shared objectives of tackling ethnic antagonism and competition, lack of national ethos, inclusivity, devolution, safety and security and corruption.