Addressing the media on Saturday, February 26 after he was ejected from the National Delegates Convention by youths allied to the party, Wanjigi said he will no longer support the ODM leader.
“I have given my life to Raila, I ask you to reject him….This is not the Raila Odinga I knew…This Raila Odinga is intoxicated by power…My relationship with him in the political arena is over…I have been shown the door, Asante ya Punda ni mateke,” said Wanjigi.
The former prime minister’s friend-turned enemy accused the ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna of organizing the youth who thwarted his entry into the venue and beat him up.
“We were welcomed until we got into the VIP section…Secretary-General Sifuna organized goons…But I forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing,” he said.
The businessman said that the ODM leader should be held responsible for the violence meted against him.
“I hold Raila responsible…Raila Odinga, I thank you for the kicks and blows that I have received…Two families have decided there is no space for anyone to contest.” Wanjgi said.
Earlier on the businessman was roughed up by ODM youths as he tried to make his way inside the Kasarani stadium indoor arena for the ODM National Delegates Convention (NDC)
Wanjigi had arrived at the stadium in a convoy with his supporters in tow and demanded to be allowed in.
The businessman was forced to take shelter at Kasarani Stadium police post as youths threatened to beat him up.
Tension was high which forced police officers to escort the presidential hopeful outside the stadium.