Speaking on Tuesday, February 2, during Kenya Kwanza rallies in Westlands, Nairobi, the former vice-president said the government injects KSh 5 million every time the opposition leader holds a rally to drum up support for his presidential bid.
“Azimio is a government project. Nowadays, they hold their rallies in huge tents which are paid for by the government. Kenyans are currently suffering, the economy is battered, but the government chooses to use KSh 15 million for only two hours in every rally,” said Mudavadi.
While faulting President Uhuru’s government for bypassing the plight of Kenyans, Mudavadi stated that Azimio la Umoja is meant for the self-preservation of some leaders.
He called upon Kenyans to reject the movement stating that the President Uhuru-Raila-led movement was being fronted to take care of the interests of a few unnamed elite groups.
Mudavadi further said he ditched the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) after realizing that it was being funded by the president to impose a presidential puppet to Kenyans.
But in a rejoinder, the ODM party hit back at the ANC leader and his Ford Kenya counterpart saying the two used to beg for cash at the Raila Odinga-led party.
In an interview with Radio Citizen on Wednesday, February 2, ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna said the duo had a tendency of trooping the ODM party office for cash whenever they were a rally in their turf.
“Whenever there was a rally, in their home grounds, they (Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula) could not provide any resources. They would always come to my office to ask for them,” Sifuna said.