ODM leader flag bearer Raila Odinga declined to speak to journalists about the ongoing chaos in the recently registered Azimio la Umoja-OK.
Raila who appeared to be stressed had just arrived at Serena Hotel on Monday, May 9, morning ahead of the scheduled interviews for his preferred running mate.
The former prime minister told journalists who had sought his comments on the current cracks in the Azimio to just “Leave him alone.”
But the Azimio la Umoja Executive Director Raphael Tuju who had accompanied the former Lang’ata MP told journalists that they will address all their questions in due time.
“We will answer all your questions shortly,” Raphael Tuju told journalists.
Raila Odinga’s Campaign Press Secretary Dennis Onsarigo said that the presidential hopeful had no time for questions since he had been scheduled to hold a political rally in Kajiado later in the day.
It is understood that all is not well in the Azimio la Umoja-OK exactly three months to the August 9, General Election and less than a month since it was officially registered.
This comes even as Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi’s PAA party together with other two unnamed parties under Azimio have threatened to follow the suit.
Furthermore, the search for Raila’s running mate appears to have rattled the coalition since the Wiper party has also threatened to exit the coalition if its leader Kalonzo Musyoka is not named Azimio’s number two.
The former vice-president who was named Raila’s running mate in the 2013 and 2017 elections said he will not be subjected to interviews when Raila himself did not apply to be the Azimio flag bearer.
Earlier on, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana called on the top Azimio leadership led by President Uhuru and Raila Odinga to act swiftly to rescue Azimio before it is late.
“Azimio must not continue to watch its house burn and not do something about it,” Kibwana said in a long Facebook post.