National Super Alliance co-principal Musalia Mudavadi has hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s style of leadership even as he remained optimistic that the opposition has what it takes to emerge victorious in next month’s elections
Mr Mudavadi, the Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader, blasted Jubilee Party leaders Mr Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto for parading themselves as “youths”, noting that age will not help address the high levels of poverty in the country.
“These guys are grown-ups but what they do is utoto (childish). It is ridiculous!” Mr Mudavadi said.
He added: “How can Ruto lie so blatantly that he was in school at the time Kalonzo Musyoka was a minister? Do the mathematics because he is 50 years! Let’s get these fellows out and let Kenya forge ahead.”
Mr Mudavadi spoke during ANC’s fundraising dinner at Panafric Hotel in Nairobi on Wednesday.
The event was attended by a host of party MPs, among them Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Yusuf Chanzu (Vihiga), Ayub Savula (Lugari) and Sakwa Bunyasi (Nambale).
The others included Siaya Senator James Orengo, Funyula MP Paula Otuoma, an independent candidate for Busia governorship, and Nairobi ODM woman representative candidate Esther Passaris.
“I sleep well because my conscience is clear. Kenyans have a real alternative in Nasa to defeat Jubilee.
“We have a chance and we will not allow Jubilee to ruin the economy because they will entrench themselves and the country will be no more,” he said.
He praised Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, saying he is central to the opposition’s efforts in making inroads in the Rift Valley, perceived as DP Ruto’s stronghold.
Nasa is led by its flag-bearer Raila Odinga.
“Isaac Ruto is really shaking the ground, we are going for the jugular.
“We will camp in the Rift Valley to ensure that the people see the light. The Maasai belt is already in our grip.”
Senator Orengo noted that Nasa is more poised to win the election.
“Any right-thinking Kenyan should be able to know that the current leadership is not the best to spearhead the country to economic growth.
“Under their leadership, inflation and job losses have skyrocketed,” Mr Orengo said.