Revealed: Deal made between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga finally revealed
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, on Saturday, November 19, revealed the pre-election deal between his party leader, Raila Odinga and Former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Sifuna, responded to Jubilee secretary general, Jeremiah Kioni and former Nyeri Town MP, Ngunjiri Wambugu, who dumped Raila for President William Ruto, noted that Uhuru’s party (Jubilee) underwhelmingly performed in the last election.
Jubilee reportedly promised to deliver 40 per cent or 2.4 million votes for Raila in Mt Kenya.
In turn, Uhuru and his allies were to be given the Deputy President slot, as witnessed through the fronting of Narc party leader Martha Karua.
It was also to provide the Nairobi governor, a slot given to technocrat Polycarp Igathe. ODM’s candidate Timothy Wanyonyi was forced to step down from the Nairobi gubernatorial race to focus on defending his Westlands parliamentary seat.
In his capacity as the Azimio La Umoja Council chairman, Uhuru was also to be given over 50 per cent of the government.
“Jubilee overpromised and underdelivered whilst also extracting serious concessions,” Sifuna dismissed the threats.
According to Sifuna, Jubilee could not deliver the percentage they had promised during the pre-election pact.
He thus claimed that Uhuru’s party did not have the moral authority to complain against ODM, which performed considerably well in the the2022 General Election.
Sifuna further termed the move as laughable since the Jubilee party’s move was inconsequential in the future election.
“Baba (Raila) got 490,000 more votes in Mt Kenya than in 2017. But the promise was 40 per cent or 2.4 million votes from the mountain,” he reminded the Jubilee leaders.
“It’s actually laughable to say they paid the debt when it’s public knowledge that Jubilee over-promised and under-delivered in terms of numbers in Mount Kenya,” he added.
Sifuna’s response comes a day after a section of Mount Kenya Jubilee leaders publicised their intent to cut ties with Raila’s ODM.