The aftermath of a shock electoral defeat continues to cause anger and outbursts in Azimio with key players in the coalition defecting while others attacking retiring president Uhuru Kenyatta for the loss.
Maina Kamanda who was nominated to the last Parliament by Uhuru came out guns blazing blaming President Uhuru for the defeat and without elaborating said “president’s drinking habits” were the biggest contributor to the loss.
Kamanda went on to say the President Uhuru had become aloof and could not be accessed by anybody and that he would also not listen to anybody and did not even have “wazees” to guide his troubled presidency.
The former Cabinet minister went on to say that he had quit politics after nearly four decades of active participation saying he would only be available to mentor the young politicians – urging them to avoid excessive consumption of alcohol.
His comments came quickly after COTU secretary general the boisterous and noisy supporter of Azimio La Umoja said he had accepted the win by Ruto describing him as the smarter politician.
Atwoli added further intrigue when he said that Ruto’s win was the will of God and asked all Kenyans to support him so that he can develop the country.
Even before the ink could dry, the Gema Cultural Association (GCA) and the Mt Kenya Foundation (MKF) have also congratulated President-elect William Ruto asking him to ensure equitable distribution of resources across the country.
Uhuru loyalists were however quick to condemn the remarks by Kamanda saying it was wrong for an old man to openely use such disparaging remarks on a retiring Head of State who has served for two terms.
Former Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said it was beneath Kamanda to make such abusive remarks on a man who nominated him to parliament even when there were more deserving cases.