Wednesday, January 26, 2022 – New details have emerged on the origin of the bad blood between ODM Leader Raila Odinga and ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi.
Speaking during an interview yesterday, Lugari Member of Parliament, Ayub Savula, revealed that Mudavadi hated Raila because he didn’t value him.
According to Savula, Cyrus Jirongo narrated to him that Raila backed Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya when President Uhuru asked him who his preferred successor was.
He narrated that during a meeting at State House, Uhuru told Raila that they should retire together and chose someone else to run for the presidency.
And surprisingly, the ODM leader picked Oparanya instead of Mudavadi and this reportedly made the latter angry.
“At one point during the State House discussions, Uhuru told Raila that they should retire from active politics and back a Luhya but Raila turned his eyes red and stated that they should give it to Oparanya.
“So Musalia became extremely bitter,” Savula revealed.
The vocal lawmaker also claimed that at one time, they had crafted a deal to have Musalia Mudavadi as Raila Odinga’s running mate in the upcoming polls.
During his ‘earthquake’ announcement on Sunday, Mudavadi ruled out the possibility of ever working with Raila again as he joined Deputy President William Ruto’s Hustler Movement.
The Kenyan DAILY POST