Monday June 15, 2020 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has disagreed in principle with his close ally, Junet Mohammed, over Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party’s position regarding the impeachment of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.

Addressing the press on Monday, Raila distanced himself from claims that he was helping the embattled Governor to save her job.

He stated that he will not participate in the debate explaining that it will be up to the Senate to independently determine whether to retain or oust her.

“The Senators should carry out the mandate independently.”

“I don’t need to save anyone.”

“Let someone defend themselves based on the facts presented,” stated Raila.

His sentiments are a departure from those issued by National Assembly Minority Whip, Junet Mohamed, who noted that the party had resorted to saving the embattled Governor.

Waiguru and Raila have had a tumultuous love-hate relationship since she was implicated in the infamous National Youth Service Scandal.

The two called a truce in 2019 and the Governor even joined Raila’s Building Bridges Initiative camp first and declared support for the ODM candidate during the Kibra by-elections.

She went on to declare that the next Government will be formed by those who will push for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).


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