Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro thinks Raila Odinga deserves to go through the pain of leaders’ mass departure from the party he leads so he can forget about presidency in 2017.
Mung’aro revealed that Raila frustrated him when he held ODM minority chief whip position by not allowing those from the Coast to get substantial jobs.
Basking on the revenge, he mocked Raila for his style of leadership which according to him is dictatorial.
He urged the leader to walk out of the party like a gentle man before it goes down the drains specially for the fact that he has nothing to offer Kenyans.
The MP who is now Jubilee point man made the statement during a burial in Watamu area on Saturday.
He added that the region must have a stake in government if youths are to be given opportunities.
“Coast needs to produce a deputy president and yet everybody including Raila wants to be in government,” he said.
When queried about Deputy President William Ruto’s planned Pentagon team in which he was included, Mung’aro said it reflects the direction the coast is taking.
“Yes that’s the way to go; President Uhuru Kenyatta in the front followed by his DP Ruto and then Mung’aro just below them in the line-up,” he said.
Ruto is planning to set up a Pentagon structure and strategy to help him consolidate his political support in Jubilee.
The team, according to people close to him, will play a bigger role after next year’s election as the DP hopes to start his 2022 State House bid in earnest.
Meanwhile, National Assembly Minority Leader Jakoyo Midiwo had said Deputy President William Ruto is not guaranteed the support of voters from Mt Kenya in his 2022 presidential bid
Midiwo who spoke in Kuresoi South Constituency, Nakuru County, gave an example of retired president Daniel Moi who he said was given a lot of trouble by ‘Mt Kenya Mafia’ which was determined to block him from succeeding Jomo Kenyatta.
On the other hand, a handful of western ODM members have resigned from their leadership roles. They include, Paul Otwoma (vice chairman), Ababu Namwamba (secretary general) and Sirisia MP John Waluke (national security secretary and Bungoma county chairman).
An Ipsos opinion poll found Uhuru was the people’s most favourite presidential candidate of the August 2017 general elections because of his development record.
Mung’aro told Cord leaders the Jubilee government will initiative more “massive” development projects, including roads, at the coast.