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Leaders condemn Junet's remarks on Raila's government belonging to Nyanza

Ndindi Nyoro said Junet is 'the most honest person in ODM' who airs out what is discussed in secret.

In Summary

•The lawmaker on Friday made a joke claiming that should Raila Odinga win next years' presidential poll, power will be centred in his Nyanza backyard.

•Ndindi Nyoro said Junet is 'the most honest person in ODM' who airs out what is discussed in secret.

Deputy President William Ruto among other UDA members during Ruto's visit to Kiambaa for thanksgiving over the election of Kiambaa MP John Njuguna Wanjiku
Deputy President William Ruto among other UDA members during Ruto's visit to Kiambaa for thanksgiving over the election of Kiambaa MP John Njuguna Wanjiku
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A section of leaders from UDA have condemned Suna East MP Junet Mohammed's remarks on what would be ODM Raila Odinga's government.

The lawmaker on Friday made a joke claiming that should Raila Odinga win next years' presidential poll, power will be centred in his Nyanza backyard.

"Baba akishinda, serikali ni yetu watu wa Nyanza. Sitaki iyo watu wa gazeti waskie iyo, Mutahi Kagwe anaeza kasirika.( If Raila wins the government will be owned by the people of Nyanza. I don't want the media to hear this, Mutahi Kagwe will be upset)," Junet said.

His sentiments, however did not sit well with some UDA legislators who have taken time to air their criticism.

Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro said Junet is 'the most honest person in ODM' who airs out what is discussed in secret.

"Because he is my friend, he (Junet) will still tell me what he didn't say public," Nyoro said.

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa said, "Junet has just exposed who Raila really is."

"We have witnessed it first hand as Kilifi people. Raila should not lie that he is scaling the mountain," Jumwa said.

She claimed Raila denied Coastal people nominations despite their support for him in the previous election.

The leaders spoke on Sunday in Kiambaa for thanksgiving over the election of Kiambaa MP John Njuguna Wanjiku, 

Deputy President William Ruto who was also present called for unity in the country.

He asked Kenyans to reject politics of division and ethnicity.

"We believe that it is Unity, coming together that we can overcome all the challenges that we have as a nation," Ruto said.

"We do not believe in ethnic parties and ethnic mobilization and corner arrangements. We believe in working together."