Why Raila Feels Sorry For Musalia Mudavadi: “It’s an Embarrassment”

January 10, 2023

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga has faulted President William Ruto for trying to amend the constitution without consulting Kenyans.

Speaking in reference to Ruto’s proposal to amend Parliament’s Standing Orders to allow Cabinet secretaries to answer questions, Raila said the proposal is a departure from the current government structure.

He also took issue with the creation of a Prime Cabinet Secretary post, saying it is the same as the position of Prime Minister that was proposed in the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI).

Raila said he felt sorry for Musalia Mudavadi because a person of his stature should have a proper portfolio.

“It has to be debated extensively by the people of Kenya. If he wants to have the position of Prime Minister, it is in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) document. Why do you call him a Prime Cabinet Secretary? Call him a Prime Minister and give proper portfolio. I am very sorry for Musalia Mudavadi, a person of his stature is given no portfolio just a title. It is an embarrassment,” he said.

Raila intimated that Ruto is reintroducing the BBI by amending the Constitution and he should therefore consult Kenyans.

“I do not want to engage Ruto in any kind of argument; he knows everything he is proposing is in the BBI document. If he wants us to talk, let’s start from there. He must engage the people of Kenya in any major constitutional amendment he wants to bring,” said the ODM leader.

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