The ODM party through its SG Edwin Sifuna has fired back at Musalia Mudavadi over his recent brutal attack on Raila Odinga.
Musalia Mudavadi had attacked Raila Odinga for shielding and associating himself with corrupt governors and politicians who attended the final campaign rally for ODM Kibra parliamentary candidate Imran Okoth on 3rd November.
The mega rally was attended by Governors Anne Waiguru, Charity Ngilu, Kivutha Kibwana and Alfred Mutua of Machakos County.
ODM issued a statement counter-attacking the ANC leader, claiming that he set the stage for corruption in Kenya through the Goldenberg scandal.
“The ODM party is amused by the outburst from ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, directed at our party leader H.E Raila Odinga and the large array of leaders under the Handshake combined team that have shown support for our party candidate in the Kibra by-election, Bernard Otieno Okoth.
We need to remind Musalia that he put the country on the biggest corruption path Goldenberg and that was the beginning of mega scams in Kenya. It happened because of his spinelessness.
He forgot that at every given opportunity, he has declared his innocence on the Goldenberg saga and has sought the country’s indulgence in treating him as a victim of circumstances, innocent till proven guilty. By passing judgment on some governors, merely for choosing to side with the best candidate in the field, Musalia denies others the same indulgence he has sought over Goldenberg.
Hon Raila has made it clear that everyone accused of corruption or any other crimes must carry their own cross. Indeed there are ODM governors in court facing various charges and if Raila were to shield anyone from prosecution he would have started with his own.
This outburst must be seen in the context of a jilted lover, a parasite abandoned by its long-suffering host . Musalia is easily the biggest baggage our party leader has had to carry since 2002. Now that Raila has taken away that support Musalia needs to be a man.
Musalia must chart his own political path and shed the addiction to free manna from the direction and generosity of Raila Odinga. There will be no more salvage missions for the l baggage of the Musalia variety. he process of becoming a man is painful hence the outbursts, but it is a journey that he must now take. He must look himself in the mirror, for his imminent fall to oblivion is his own making,” read the statement.