Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula has blasted the ODM leader Raila Odinga for denying his brother Tim Wanyonyi the Nairobi gubernatorial ticket saying it was nothing but robbery.
Speaking on Tuesday, April 26, while issuing nomination certificates to his party members, Wetang’ula blasted the ODM leader for denying Wanyonyi a ticket yet he was the most popular candidate.
“God will punish you as those you hurt to watch. Do you remember what he (Raila) did to Chris wamalwa and Cleophas Malala? This time around, the most popular candidate for the Nairobi governor’s post was
Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi.
“But he has snatched the opportunity from him and given it to someone else, yet Tim is a person living with disability,” a visibly annoyed Wetang’ula stated.
The Bungoma senator pointed out that if the ODM leader could give his brother the ticket yet he is a Person With Disability (PWD) then he can not be treated to do any good for Kenyans.
“If he can do that to a PWD, how much more can he do to a normally abled person? It is a very wicked act, and God will punish you. The Mulembe community will not forgive you,” the Bungoma senator said.
The sentiments by the Ford Kenya leader come after Wanyonyi was prevailed upon to drop his gubernatorial ambition and instead requested to defend his parliamentary seat.
The Westland MP was the sole aspirant for the seat on an ODM ticket but the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition power-sharing matrix did not favor his candidature.
In the Azimio line-up unveiled by Raila Odinga, Polycarp Igathe of the Jubilee party was allowed to fly the gubernatorial flag and he will be deputized by Philip Kaloki of Wiper.
“The governorship candidate is going to be Polycarp Igathe. He will be deputized by Philip Kaloki. As you already know, other members of our coalition had expressed the desire to become governors; one of them is Timothy Wanyonyi.
“Wanyonyi has decided to step down from the governorship contest and go back and re-contest his seat as a member of the National Assembly for the Westlands Constituency,” Raila said.