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Alfred Mutua denies Junet claim he wanted bribe to stay in Azimio

Junet said there are values Raila cannot compromise whether as president or a civilian.

In Summary

• Junet said there are values that Raila has stood by for 50 years which he cannot compromise whether as president or a civilian.

• Junet sensensationally claimed that Mutua also wanted his cases at the DCI and the EACC terminated as a pre-condition to stay put in Azimio.

Governor Alfred Mutua addressing the press at his office in Machakos County on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
Governor Alfred Mutua addressing the press at his office in Machakos County on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
Image: GEORGE OWITI

Suna East MP Junet Mohammed now claims Machakos governor Alfred Mutua wanted to be bribed to remain in the coalition, accusations the governor has dismissed.

Speaking on Monday in Kajiado hours after Mutua's exit from the Raila Odinga-led outfit, Junet sensationally claimed that Mutua also wanted his cases at the DCI and the EACC terminated as a pre-condition to stay put in Azimio.

"If you want to be bribed for you to support Baba...Baba does not have that kind of money," Junet said.

The Azimio Council secretary general said there are values that Raila has stood by for 50 years which he cannot compromise, whether as president or a civilian.

"Baba cannot terminate those cases because Baba cannot help corrupt individuals," Junet said.

"If you were stealing you were stealing alone. You did not eat with anyone."

Junet said anyone with such pre-conditions is free to exit Azimio.

"Even if we shall remain with Baba alone, let us remain with him," he added.

But when reached for comment about the accusations, Mutua accused the Azimio camp of instigating a smear campaign against him in retaliation for his exit.

"That is propaganda. They are trying to smear me because I have left Azimio," Mutua said in a text.

"It is falsehood. More people will leave because of their attitude," he added.

The Machakos governor warned the Azimio caravan that they will witness more departures in the coming days.

"They should concentrate on fixing their sinking ship instead of peddling falsehoods," Mutua said.

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