Gatanga Member of Parliament (MP) Edward Muriu has launched a scathing attack on opposition leader Raila Odinga, calling on the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party to abandon what he termed “politics of deceit, conmanship, and betrayal.”
Muriu’s comments come in the wake of recent political developments involving ODM party resolving to suspend leaders who are closely working with president William Ruto.
In a strongly-worded statement, MP Muriu expressed his dismay at the actions of Raila Odinga and questioned the party’s stance on certain matters.
He raised concerns over Odinga’s interactions with leaders from rival political camps and demanded an explanation for why they have not faced expulsion from the party.
Muriu highlighted the recent instance where Raila Odinga greeted Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and attended a government function related to the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States summit.
He also pointed out a separate event where former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka visited State House, the official residence of the President.
These encounters between opposition leaders and government figures raised questions about party loyalty and the consistency of ODM’s disciplinary actions.
The Gatanga MP called for solidarity among ODM members who have been affected by what he described as “draconic actions” by the party.
He specifically mentioned individuals like Jalang’o, Caroli Omondi, Gideon Ochanda, and Tom Ojienda, urging them to stand firm.
Muriu emphasized that the will of the people should take precedence over the will of any individual within the party, suggesting that the party’s actions should be aligned with the interests and desires of its supporters.