Azimio la Umoja-OK presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga has recounted how he helped Kwale governor Salim Mvurya win the 2013 gubernatorial seat.
Raila who was on a campaign trail in Kinango, Kwale County on Friday, May 13, revealed that he first met Mvurya in the build-up to the 2013 General Election when he was a novice in politics.
While terming Mvurya as a betrayal, the former Prime Minister claimed that the outgoing governor was shy adding that he could not even express himself.
“He (Mvurya) was brought to my office in 2013. He could not even express himself in public, but I helped him become the first governor here,” Raila said.
The opposition chief further stated that the county boss who was first elected on an ODM ticket has betrayed him by siding with Deputy President William Ruto.
The ODM boss said that he has no issue with Mvurya’s move to field a candidate against his party.
“He has now decided to join the other side, we have no issue with that,” he said.
In the governor race, Mvurya is campaigning for his deputy Fatma Achani to take over from him. Achani is vying on a UDA party ticket.
Achani is expected to face it off with the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture Hamai Boga of ODM
“Boga has proven beyond any doubt that he will bring change in Kwale,” said Raila.
On Thursday, May 12, Kivumbi.co.ke reported that the Raila claimed that he picked up Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and elevated her to where she is in politics.
“You know how I picked up Jumwa and placed her where she is now. She was ‘nothing’ and I reformed her to be who she is now,” said Raila.