-The allies of NASA leader, Raila Odinga, have turned their anger on the lieutenants of his political nemesis, Deputy President William Ruto, for asking baba to quit local politics after his appointment as African Representative on Infrastructure Development.
Ruto's allies had on Sunday said Raila should not mix his new job with domestic issues, adding that Ruto’s route to the Presidency was now clear with Raila’s "exit".
Led by Kikuyu MP, Kimani Ichung'wa, the Jubilee leaders asked Raila to step down from active politics and concentrate on his new responsibilities in Africa.
“Now that he has been appointed, we expect him to work with other international leaders to ensure development is realised in the country.”
“We shall not expect him to indulge in local politics,” said Ichung'wa.
But speaking on Monday Raila’s allies fought back, saying those hoping Raila would quit local politics were "dreaming".
Led by MPs John Mbadi (Suba South), Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Otiende Amollo (Rarieda), Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja) and Godfrey Osotsi (nominated), the NASA brigade reminded the Ruto’s allies that Raila was now in a poised position to win the presidency in 2022 should he contest.
The Kenyan DAILY POST