Kabando Wa Kabando advises Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua over what he termed as politics of ethnicity.
Former Mukurweinin MP Kabando Wa Kabando has advised Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to stop what he has termed as politics of ethnicity and instead embrace statesmanship.
In a statement via X on Saturday, Kabando said Azimio leader Raila Odinga has never been a problem to the people of Mt Kenya as portrayed by the Deputy President.
“Dear my people of Mt.Kenya region: as I’ve spoken and written often, Raila Odinga was never, is not, and shall never be our enemy. Kenya is only 2 tribes – one, merchants of graft and two, victims of corruption. Looters use RAO as a bogeyman to stir ethnic paranoia, to dominate us,” said Kabando.
The former MP went on to say the hate against the former Prime Minister driven in Mt Kenya was unnecessary.
“Dear DP, Sir, I am forever grateful for your kind consideration for the UDA ticket. Today, I’d be Nyeri senator. But I lost pretty. I respect you, but I most vehemently disagree with your continued alienating politics of ethnic bigotry and Raila-hate. Please stop it. Be a statesman,” he stated.
Kabando further said he was the first Azimio aspirant to accept that Raila lost, and went ahead to congratulate President Ruto and DP Gachagua for their win.
“I recognize him as our DP. But for the record, I don’t support him nor can I be among those greedy Mt Kenya Azimiosts he’s recruiting for Ruto. Yes, I left a limping Azimio but I oppose Ruto,” Kabando added.
Kabando Wa Kabando’s remarks come after Ruto described Raila as his ally.
Ruto who had pitched a tent in the Homa Bay County to launch Victoria Fish Farm in Suba South rekindled moments he walked with the ODM leader politically during their days in the ODM party.
He said for Raila to become Prime Minister in 2007, Ruto said he worked hard to ensure he bags the requisite votes.
“Si ata nyinyi mnajua nilikuwa mtu wa baba. Ili raila aitwe former Prime Minister, hiyo kiti nani alimtafutia? Si ni mimi na watu wengine?” Ruto said.