• He called on leaders to focus on service delivery, democratic space and protecting private citizen rights.
• Ironically, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed in July flew to Dubai in a private jet to visit a recovering Raila.
We as ODM need to find our way back to basics, the Orange party Raila Odinga's son has said in a tweet that has caused wide criticism.
"... we’re not just about private jets and slay queens whilst abusing rival politicians, we have a development agenda clearly outlined in our manifesto," Raila Jr said.
He added: "Let’s focus on service delivery, democratic space, protecting private citizen rights..."
But former National Super Alliance CEO Norman Magaya asked Raila Junior to stop acting smart.
"... In war, those who seek to sound politically correct seldom last. Stop seeking to sound the sober one in the midst of war! Attacking party cadres to look good is a new low from you. Come on," he said.
Raila's aide Silas Jakakimba said the tweet and its opening line sound like those tabloid stories that begin, 'Ten things you didn't know about XYZ'...
Thanks for speaking out on our behalf. ODMs opponents are gaining ground because they have discovered that the party has suddenly become a wolf. The popularity ODM once commanded is gone, we have totally lost faith. ODM is full of hypocrites who wine & dine with murderers.— Henry Ochieng (@truth_henry) September 15, 2020
ODM led by Sifuna/Mbadi and Oduor Ongwen are making the party to be so archaic and parochial thus weakening.We live in assumptions and have now resorted to being a way from the centre of problems facing the supporters and mwananchi in the name of handshake.— Kennedy Onyango (@jkoonyango) September 15, 2020
You are right Raila Jnr..— Pngaira (@PatrickNgaira1) September 15, 2020
The same way the ruling party will be evaluated, the same measurement parameters and KPIs shall apply to the other parties.
Do manifestos get manifestation after results are announced?
keep to your lane boss ~ some of us are in ODM becoz we love Raila Odinga, dosent mean we hav nowhere else to go...if U hav issues go to Chungwa House raise complains there - stop giving leaders orders on Twitter U a nobody in the party hierarchy!— Collins Fredrick🇰🇪 (@Coundo) September 15, 2020
See it the other way: WHY would @Railajunior sound this call? What ULTERIOR interests motivate him? He has no career, financial, political or other strategic reason. His LOYALTY is UNQUESTIONABLE.— Eric Ng'eno (@EricNgeno) September 15, 2020
This persuades me that he speaks in GOOD FAITH, TRUTHFULLY and out of PRINCIPLE.
Ironically, Mombasa Governor Hasan Joho who is also the ODM Deputy Party Leader and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed in July flew to Dubai in a private jet to visit a recovering Raila.
The former prime minister left the country in June for the United Arab Emirates where he underwent a minor surgical operation on his back.
Last weekend, while Raila was on a tour to Mombasa, Joho heavily criticised Deputy President William Ruto.
"It is absurd for the deputy president to claim to represent the poor. Which hustler flies across the country with fleets of cars and helicopters," Joho posed, pointing out that Ruto had opted for early campaigns.
He accused the DP of being behind politicians accused of hate-mongering.