Toa Raila kwa mdomo wako! Millie Odhiambo warns DP Rigathi Gachagua
Suba North lawmaker Millie Odhiambo has warned Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to cease his consistent verbal attacks on Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
The outspoken MP also defended Mr Odinga’s political stance in a social media post where she also vowed to ‘deal’ with the DP if he continues with the outbursts against the veteran politician.
“Before Rigathi deals firmly with Raila Odinga, I will deal with him,” warned Ms Odhiambo.
Ms Odhiambo is a known staunch defender of Mr Odinga. She once famously attacked former president Uhuru Kenyatta within Parliament buildings in 2016 during the controversial debate on electoral laws.
Ms Odhiambo’s warning shot posted on social media on January 23, 2023, comes a day after the DP blasted Mr Odinga’s plans to hold a political rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi.
Mr Gachagua, while speaking at a thanksgiving church service in Western Kenya, claimed Mr Odinga was planning a series of protests to force his way to get a share of President Ruto’s government.
“You destroyed Moi’s government in 1997. You came with nusu mkate in 2007 (power-sharing deal) with(Mwai) Kibaki’s government. In 2017, you instilled fear in Uhuru (Kenyatta) and he called for a handshake where you destroyed the government. Mr President (William Ruto) give me a week to deal with him so we have ample time to handle issues affecting coffee and tea farmers.”
Speaking at the same event, President Ruto accused Mr Odinga of blackmail and stressed he was focussed on ensuring the needs of farmers in the region are taken care of.
“You can plan demonstrations all you want but Kenya will move forward. I want to assure Kenyans our great country will never again be a hostage to blackmail of a few people chasing selfish personal interests,” vowed Ruto.
Mr Odinga who has been away in South Africa for the past week or so, is expected to address his supporters in Nairobi amid reports of a dossier reportedly detailing how the August 2022 polls were rigged in favour of President William Ruto.