Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) leader Raila Odinga has denied asking the Wiper part leader Kalonzo Musyoka to support him in in the forthcoming 2022 General Election.
This comes after Kalonzo, in a local TV station interview, said that he would be “the most stupid person on earth” to endorse Odinga for the third consecutive time.
Speaking in Mombasa today, Raila said he has not declared any intention of seeking the presidency seat in next year’s polls.
“I have not announced that I want to run for presidency yet others are saying that they won’t support me. Have I asked you to support me? I’ve not declared my interest but you’ve started getting scared, relax and wait for the right time,” he said.
“Sijatangaza mimi nataka kusimama urais, lakini wengine wanasema eti hawawezi kuniunga mkono, nimeuliza wewe uniunge mkono? Mimi sijatangaza, sasa wewe unaanza kutetemeka, unaanza kubwekabweka, subiri bwana mambo bado.”
According to the ODM chief, he has not sought his support as far as the 2022 election is concerned.
He said his focus is still on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which was stopped by the High Court that declared it unconstitutional prompting him to appeal the ruling.
“Us we are first concentrating with BBI, the High Court had only taken the BBI Reggae to half time,” he noted.
“Sisi tunaangalia kwanza mambo ya BBI, mahakama ilipeleka BBI kwa half-time…reggae haijasimama, reggae imeenda kwa half-time.”
Kalonzo accused ODM of betrayal and causing the fallout in the NASA coalition during the by-election in Kibra when their own Secretary General announced that NASA is dead.
He maintains that any political negotiations he will have with Odinga would be done under the newly formed One Kenya Alliance that brings together Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Gideon Moi (KANU) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford-Kenya).
During the former MP Kalembe Ndile’s burial, Raila hinted that he was willing to talk and reach an agreement with Kalonzo.