Former MP Wavinya Ndeti has lambasted Raila Odinga over the ODM leader’s recent remark about the Kamba Community.
Over the weekend, the former Prime Minister hosted leaders from the Kamba community ahead of the Kibra by-election slated for Thursday, November 7. The meeting was attended by among others, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his Kitui counterpart Charity Ngilu.
In his address, Raila Odinga thanked the Kamba community for their generosity in a remark that had strong sexual connotations.
“Unajua Wakamba ni waaminifu na wao ni kama akina mama wakisema watakupatia watakupatia” said Raila amid laughter from his audience.
The comment drew mixed reactions on social media with a section of netizens taking offence. Among them was the former Kathiaini MP Wavinya Ndeti who expressed her disappointed via Twitter.
“Baba I’m very disappointed with your statement. Kambas are patient and loyal but we will not be taken for granted under any circumstance. We supported you for 10 years and you should respect my community, ” Wavinya tweeted.
Baba I’m very disappointed with your statement. Kambas are patient and loyal but we will not be taken for granted under any circumstance. We supported you for 10 years and you should respect my community. pic.twitter.com/VH01BTSupK
— Wavinya Ndeti Oduwole (@Wavinya_Ndeti) November 3, 2019
Some more reactions from Twitter users:
Nothing wrong with the statement… Ama ngereza ndio ngumu😂😂
— KAMBA CHANNEL (@kambachannel) November 3, 2019
No other man is allowed to say this except baba we know he respects women.
— Freekenyanwoman (@freekenyanwoman) November 3, 2019
Baba simply said Kambas are kind hearted… Now you’re giving his statement your own meaning in order to attract likes and comments from these Tangatanga clowns!!
— Arap Mibei (@jeddel_) November 3, 2019
🤣🤣🤣kwani ww sio mwaminifu…ama uaminifu sio roho chako
— sammy 🇶🇦🇶🇦🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@sammy_kg) November 3, 2019
I’m shocked by Raila’s insult to the Akamba community and all women.Ati we are like women when we agree we agree.The fact that H.E kalonzo has agreed to deputize you twice,loosing does not qualify you to imagine us as weak. We only wanted to win and bring change to this Nation. pic.twitter.com/Yl48x1uJJ3
— Hon. Patrick Makau (@hon_Makau) November 3, 2019
Raila doesn’t respect Kambas at all 😅 pic.twitter.com/2PPTknb3sb
— 69 (@__Mutuku) November 3, 2019
Let kiraitu or others try saying something close to this, they will be roasted for months. Only Raila has liberty to tell us what he wants and we enjoy the joke. That is why he is baba for everyone pic.twitter.com/MVv3PiLSkq
— Kabelo (@AKabelo) November 4, 2019