Murang’a County Senator, Irungu Kang’ata, has in deed confirmed that the the Kikuyu community hatred for Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga and that is the explanation they can’t uphold his presidential bid in 2022.
Raila has vied for the presidency multiple times and lost because of the Kikuyu community rejecting his bid.
On Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) on Citizen TV on Wednesday, Kang’ata said Kikuyus reject Raila Odinga due to the fact that he is a lazy politician.
Kang’ata said unlike Deputy President William Ruto, who has visited all towns in the Mt Kenya region, Raila Odinga sits in Nairobi waiting for his endorsement by political kingpins.
“The idea that the people of Central Kenya dislike Raila Odinga because of ethnicity is not true at all. If you look at the period between 2008 and 2009, who was more unpopular in our region? Maybe I would say William Ruto,”
“But how comes Ruto has become so popular in our region?
“It has everything to do with political laziness. Raila has been staying in Nairobi waiting for some endorsements from political kingpins from Kikuyu land-based in the city,” Kang’ata opined
The former Senate Majority Whip contended Raila hopes to utilize his political truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta to charm himself to the people in the vote-rich Mt Kenya region.
“If Raila wants to get support in our region, it’s simple, let him come to us. Come to our weddings, our funerals and engage the people directly.
“Don’t sit in Nairobi waiting for endorsement,” he said.