Monday September 23, 2019-ODM Secretary General on Sunday claimed that Jubilee nominated MP Maina Kamanda was instructed by State House to offer support to Imran Okoth in the Kibra by-election.
This is after Deputy President William Ruto allegedly ambushed President Uhuru Kenyatta by sneaking in Jubilee’s candidate in Kibra – McDonald Mariga-to State House to meet with him.
The ODM SG insisted that the handshake was firmly in place and assured party supporters that the orange party would triumph in Kibra.
“Recently when we saw Mariga being given a Jubilee hat by President Kenyatta, opponents of the handshake were very happy saying the handshake was dead. The truth is that Mariga sneaked into State House by hiding in Ruto’s car boot. When asked at the gate, he said he was alone only to surprise the President.”
“That is why the following day, State House sent Maina Kamanda to Raila’s office to show support and campaign for ODM’s candidate Imran,” Sifuna told a rally in Kibra.
On Thursday last week, Kamanda surprised everyone by visiting former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at his capitol hill office and endorsing ODM candidate, Imran Okoth, in the upcoming Kibra parliamentary by-election, a few hours after President Kenyatta received Mariga at State House.
The Kenyan DAILY POST