Some politicians who were allied to opposition leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party shifted their allegiance to Kenya Kwanza.
This was after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati declared William Ruto as the fifth president-elect.
Those who shifted their allegiance to President William Ruto were doing so for what analysts say was ‘political survival.’
While some of those who ditched Raila for Ruto said they did so to support the government of the day, it later emerged that they were either paid or were eying appointments into the Kenya Kwanza government.
However, not all politicians who ditched Raila for Ruto after the hotly contested August 9, presidential elections have been appointed to the government.
For instance, former Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana is yet to be featured anywhere despite being among the first people to shift camps.
As such, opposition leader Raila Odinga’s spokesperson Makau Mutua has slammed politicians who ditched Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party for Kenya Kwanza.
In a statement on Monday, January 2, Mutua said that leaders who dumped Raila in the quest for greener pastures but are yet to be rewarded by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party have defrocked themselves adding that it will be too hard for them to see heaven.
“People (opportunists/quislings) who left the Azimio la Umoja for ‘greener’ pastures but haven’t been requited by UDA should pipe down. You defrocked yourselves, and nothing will save your conscience if you had any. Even the good Lord may have trouble admitting you in heaven,” Mutua said in a Tweet.
Others who ditched Raila after losing the presidential contest to William Ruto include Mandera senator and the United Democratic Movement party leader Ali Roba.
Wajir senator Abba Sheikh, Mandera deputy governor Ali Maalim, and a host of Members of Parliament were among the leaders who ditched Raila for William Ruto.