Kabando: It’s Time For Azimio To Shift Focus To Government Oversight

Former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando has urged members of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance to accept that their presidential candidate in the August 2022 race to State House, Raila Odinga, lost to President William Ruto.

According to Kabando, Azimio’s focus should be on keeping President Ruto’s administration on its toes and assisting in addressing issues such as Kenya’s high cost of living instead of dwelling on the past.

“Agonised whether to say this. Caution said, “Don’t do it.” Conscience tells me, “Do it.” UDA regime needs very strong oversight but no, we Azimio lost it. The bitter truth is that Raila and confidants couldn’t take it as red flags were raised. Ruto is now president,” said Kabando.”

“Our energy and focus as organised opposition should be on matters that largely benefit less privileged citizens. If left unchecked, Ruto regime will be worse than Moi era. But to credit, Ruto’s dismantling of Uhuru’s #stateCapture projects is most welcome, indeed! Valid efforts.”

While noting that he has the utmost respect for Raila and his August 2022 running mate Martha Karua, Kabando urged Azimio not to get sidetracked and continue fighting for the agenda of Kenyans.

“I’ve highest regard for Raila Odinga, a patriot. My party & leader @narckenya @MarthaKarua, whose integrity remains beyond reproach. I wouldn’t want us to misappropriate the obligation to keep Ruto’s govt on its toes. Let’s talk and mobilize on public interest issues, not just #2022,” he said.

Kabando’s sentiments come after senior Azimio members on Wednesday claimed to be in possession of damning evidence detailing how the said polls were allegedly rigged in favour of Ruto.

The Azimio members promised to offer a comprehensive statement on the same once party leader Raila Odinga returns to Kenya from South Africa where he is hosting a series of meetings in his capacity as the AU High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Kabando urged the Azimio fraternity to let bygones be bygones and instead focus on keeping President Ruto’s administration on its toes.

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