Lawyer Donald Kipkorir has challenged politicians Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi to step up and start popularising BBI bill countrywide after Raila was advised by doctors to rest.
In an explosive social media post yesterday, the flamboyant lawyer accused the trio of not having the potential to hold rallies beyond their villages.
“Now that Raila Odinga is having a health break, can those(Musalia, Kalonzo and Wetangula) who always wanted to be endorsed show they can pull a crowd outside their villages?
“The Public needs to be told about BBI. Let them step up to the plate. They can’t always wait for Baba (Raila Odinga) Rallies,” said Kipkorir through Twitter yesterday.
The statement drew mixed responses with majority siding with the lawyer in urging Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetangula to prove they can hold rallies nationwide like Raila Odinga does.
“A very genuine concern. Kalonzo and Mudavadi were used to appointments by former president (Daniel) Moi. They expect the same in this Kenyan politics of high voltage competition.
“Baba (Raila) has been setting the standard but it is only Ruto who is getting close,” Abdi Hersi responded to Kipkori’s tweet.
The three politicians have been in the eye of a storm in the recent past after they demanded, at a rally in Kakamega county, that Raila shelves his presidential ambition in 2022 and instead endorse one of them.
They claimed they supported his (Raila’s) presidential ambitions in 2013 and 2017 and it was time for him for him to return the favour.
The sentiments drew sharp reactions from across the political divide with some accusing the three of not doing enough to galvanise political support beyond their political backyards.
The 3 party leaders were even branded niachie (endorse me) alliance- a tag they have struggled to shed off.
Donald Kipkorir’s statement came barely hours after news of Raila checking into a hospital in what his doctors and family said was a routine check-up after the veteran politician complained of fatigue.
He was advised to take a rest and Kivumbi.co.ke could not establish how long the strongest BBI proponent shall stay away from the campaign trail.