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KJ: Raila promised heaven but left me in the cold

One of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s staunchest allies in Nairobi has sensationally accused the former Prime Minister of betraying him during the 2013 General Election.

Prime minister Raila Odinga (left) with John Kiarie. PHOTO | FILE
Cord’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga (left) with John Kiarie during the campaigns. PHOTO | FILE

Comedian-turned-politician John Kiarie, who is popularly known as KJ, claimed that Mr Odinga had reneged on an agreement to nominate him to the Senate.

Running mate

He also accused Mr Odinga of blocking him from becoming Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero’s running mate, in favour of Mr Jonathan Mueke.

When contacted for comment on behalf of the former PM, his spokesman, Mr Denis Onyango, said questions pertaining to the 2013 election campaigns and the pre-poll deals should be directed to Orange House – the headquarters of Orange Democratic Movement – and not Mr Raila.

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