Bungoma senator had on blasted the ODM leader for denying his brother the ticket to contest for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
But video to newsrooms, on Thursday, April 28, Wanyonyi announced that he agreed with the decision brokered by the ODM leader that saw him drop off the gubernatorial race.
Wanyonyi announced that he will be defending his parliamentary seat as announced earlier by the former prime minister.
The lawmaker further affirmed his commitment to the Orange party together with the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition.
“My leadership journey has always been about serving the people. I look forward to serving the people of Westlands for the third term. And I remain firmly in my party ODM and the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition.” Wanyonyi said.
Initially, Wanyonyi had expressed interest in the Nairobi Governor’s race, but dropped his bid after ODM, Jubilee, and Wiper, which are affiliate parties in the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition, agreed to front Polycarp Igathe and Philip Kaloki as the gubernatorial pair in the August 9 polls.
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.
Wetang’ula had warned that the Mulembe community will not forgive Raila for what he did to his brother.
“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.