Mudavadi is my son, I'll give him a job - Raila

The ODM leader reiterated that he is interested in building his government with Mudavadi.

In Summary

•Raila said he tried pulling Mudavadi to his side, but the leader was too afraid to side with him.

• Mudavadi decamped to Kenya Kwanza on January 23. 

ODM leader Raila Odinga in Machakos on July 29,2022.
ODM leader Raila Odinga in Machakos on July 29,2022.
Image: Raila Odinga/Facebook

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga now says if elected on August 9, he will include ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi in his government.

Raila said Mudavadi is like a son promising to hand him a role in his administration.

"Yeye ni kijana yangu. Tukienda kwa serikali, nitaita yeye (He is my son. When we go to the government, I will call him)."

The ODM leader reiterated that he is interested in building his government with Mudavadi.

Speaking during campaigns in Vihiga, Raila said he tried pulling Mudavadi to his side, but the leader was too afraid to side with him.

"Sasa mara ii ingine nikamwambia tuje pande ii. Yeye tena amekuwa na uoga amevurutwa pande ile (This time round I told him to come to my side. He was afraid again and got pulled to the other side)," Raila said.

ODM leader Raila Odinga addressing supporters at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Wednesday, August 3,2022.
ODM leader Raila Odinga addressing supporters at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Wednesday, August 3,2022.
Image: RAILA ODINGA/FACEBOOK

Mudavadi decamped to Kenya Kwanza on January 23. He claimed that he ditched the One Kenya Alliance because it was being pushed to work with Azimio.

"There was a belief that OKA was to be strung along and made to work with one of the political camps – Azimio. But all I can tell you is that I have stood my ground and made my mind," he said.

The two leaders (Raila and Mudavadi), fell out after the 2017 general elections.

Mudavadi was one of the NASA principals, alongside Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.

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