Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi has responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s remarks at State House in Nairobi yesterday afternoon while meeting leaders from the Western Kenya region where the Head of State expressed his disappointment over the ANC leader’s move to join hands with DP William Ruto’s UDA.
Speaking in Nakuru at a joint rally with Deputy President William Ruto, Mudavadi told President Uhuru he had every right to be disappointed in him, but countrymen and women were more disappointed in him and the government he heads.
”Mr. President, you have a right to be disappointed with me. But, I want to tell you: Kenyans are even more disappointed in you. They are hungry, they are tired. Let’s not lie to each other,” the ANC leader said.
Yesterday at State House, President Uhuru described Mudavadi’s move to work with Ruto as disappointing and misguided and that the ANC leader, his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula had been taking him for a ride over their 2022 political plans.
”The President said he was disappointed in Mudavadi for agreeing to work with Ruto yet he was talking with them all along. The head of state said he thought they were friends only for Mudavadi to betray him,” Tongaren MP and DAP-Kenya Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu told a local publication.
Mudavadi’s remarks in Nakuru today open a new war front between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta whom many have believed is very close to the ANC leader.