• Malala said the government is only reaching out to Azimio leaders to share its development agenda.
• He added that some Azimio leaders are engaging the government at night in a bid to initiate room for a handshake between both leaders.
UDA Secterary General Cleophas Malala has reiterated that the Kenya Kwanza brigade is not intent on buying the allegiance of Azimio leaders.
Malala said President Ruto’s government is only reaching out to Azimio leaders to share its development agenda and work together with the leaders who believe in the same goals as the government.
“We are not buying, we are talking to like-minded leaders of this country. We are convincing them, we’re persuading them, a few who can see sense are coming on our side,” Malala said on Citizen Tv on Tuesday.
He highlighted that some of the leaders from Azimio who have been flanking Raila during the demonstrations have not received a blessing to do so from constituents from their regions.
“Ask yourself why didn’t Narok demonstrate yesterday, we didn’t see people in Narok demonstrating but the representative of Narok was busy in Mathare demonstrating,” he said.
Malala said the opposition needs to give the government enough time to work and fulfill its promises to Kenyans.
“Stop these maandamano shenanigans and let us build Kenya. We are trying to rebuild this government but these people what they want is simply a handshake,” he noted.
He added that some of the Azimio leaders are engaging the government at night in a bid to initiate room for a handshake between both leaders.
The UDA SG explained that there are high-level meetings behind the scenes.
However, he claimed that the Azimio people are begging the state not to embarrass them as they are unable to come out of this quagmire.
“We want to assure them that this time round we are very focused. The people (Azimio) talk to us at night and what they are bargaining for is simply a handshake,” he stated.