Kanini Kega, the Kieni Member of parliament has claimed that the Jubilee party does not trust ODM leader Raila Odinga.
This is despite supporting him for the presidency in the August 9 general elections.
Kanini Kega said they would choose the lesser of two evils since they were unlikely to have a strong candidate who could mount a credible presidential campaign while addressing in Nyeri county on Saturday, April 9.
Raila’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) linked up with Mwai Kibaki’s Party of National Unity (PNU) to establish a grand coalition government following the 2007 General Election.
“Those who are vying for the Presidency, we don’t have our friend ( someone to secure interests). We have also toured the country extensively and we know Raila will become President on August 9. The question is this, when Raila becomes President, where will we be?” The Kieni MP posed.
Raila may win the presidency but fall short of winning a majority in Parliament, the politician warned the Mt Kenya region.
He warned that if this happens, the former Prime Minister will join forces with his rival, Deputy President William Ruto, leaving the Jubilee party in the cold.
“When Baba wins the next General Election, if he doesn’t have enough MPs, he might even go and shake hands with the other person (Ruto) because it is possible. In 2007, it was possible. It is more likely for Ruto and Raila to re-unite than for them to remain permanent enemies,” He said.