Ida Odinga, the wife of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, has accused some Nyanza politicians of hypocrisy in the run-up to the August 9 general elections.
Speaking at a Homabay event on Sunday, December 11, Ida claimed that some regional politicians were only clinging to the former prime minister for political mileage.
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Most politicians, according to Ida Odinga, spent a lot of time at her house but changed their tune after the Azimio leader lost the presidential election.
“The same politicians would wake up and come to my home for breakfast, lunch, and supper and spend the whole day at my office. They are now insulting members of my family, forgetting they used to frequent my home, pretending to be close to the family,” Ida said.
Ida went on to say that regional politicians were now short-changing the long-time opposition leader by intending to take up his political baton in the region.
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The Idah’s remarks come as the blame game over who is to blame for the election loss on August 9 continues five months later.
Raila’s chief election agent, Saitabao Ole Kanchory, blamed the election loss on Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed, former Information Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, and Azimio Secretariat spokesperson Makau Mutua.
The Member of Parliament for Embakasi East, on the other hand, blamed the then-government officials who were supposed to be on their side.
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The lawmaker claimed that officials tasked with ensuring a smooth election let them down on election day.