Prior to their handshake with Uhuru, Raila put the government on the toss by ensuring that the cost of living was within the majority of the Kenyans.
It was thus unusual when the two came together, and since then, sidelined Deputy President William Ruto who had been thought to be the automatic successor to President Uhuru.
However, since he partly joined the Jubilee administration, the plight of the common man has gone a notch higher with a section of Kenyans and politicians blaming the handshake for their plights.
On Tuesday, July 12, outspoken Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria said that the handshake messed Raila by taking him away from the common man.
In an interview with NTV, the Kiambu gubernatorial candidate in the August 9, General Election observed that since his handshake with Uhuru, Raila has lost interest in addressing the high cost of living.
“Uhuru has messed Raila after he took him away from the common man. Tinga (Raila Odinga) of the past was more close to the common man than those of us who were opposing him,” Moses Kuria said.
The Chama Cha Kazi party leader said that Raila is now focusing on the interests of the ‘Deep State’ and the Mt Kenya billionaires who have endorsed his candidature in the forthcoming elections.
While accusing the Jubilee government of masterminding the high cost of living through massive corruption, Kuria accused Raila of defending Jubilee’s shortcoming.
Kuria, who is a close ally of the 2022 presidential front runner William Ruto, said the Kenya Kwanza currently resonates well with issues affecting the common man than Raila’s Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition party.