• Raila Junior on Tuesday said that the party needs to find its way back to basics.
• But on Wednesday, Junior made an about turn saying that he was misunderstood.
Orange party leader Raila Odinga's son has apologised over his controversial remarks rebuking ODM leaders over their agenda.
Raila Junior on Tuesday said that the party needs to find its way back to basics.
"... 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.
But on Wednesday, Junior made an about turn saying that he was misunderstood.
"Clarification as an ordinary ODM member my views are my own and not that of the party. I’m grateful to ODM for allowing democratic space in which different views and opinions are expressed," he said.
"My views were not targeting any leaders and I apologise for any misunderstanding caused."
But even this apology was not taken lightly as some social media users told him to keep his mouth shut.
"You and your uncle Oburu should be hiding somewhere till all strategies have been put in place and rolling... you can’t hold your mouths," @RealOmbatiEdwin said.
@patroba said "You said the truth ... honestly ODM brand is declining. You cannot compare ODM 2007 and ODM 2020...mtu Kama Sifuna runs ODM like his pit latrine."
It will be better if you stop talking about ODM and have something else to do.— Duncan Makori 🇰🇪 (@EngnrDan) September 16, 2020
Junior we cannot make two strides forward and you take us three back,never be used by ur enemies to fight ur dad,the enemies who killed Fidel .anyway apologies accepted— Eng Mokogoti (@eng_mokogoti) September 16, 2020
You don’t need to apologize. That Democratic space was hard fought and it was for you to be able to freely criticize your party and your leaders in your country. Thank you for using it.— Hic sunt dracones (@EMungau) September 16, 2020
Being a son of a politician does not necessarily mean that you are automatically a politician. Stay away from ODM politics! We have too much to handle and we don’t have time to even deal with you. Stay away.— Lillian London (@lillian_owinga) September 16, 2020
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.