By Milton Were
Nyali MP Mohammed Ali Popularly known as Jicho pevu has made it clear why he is supporting Deputy President William Ruto in the 2022 presidential race by sensationally claiming that the ODM leader Raila Odinga is surrounded by numerous cartels who the former premiere isn’t able to let go.
Mr Ali described Odinga as his friend and father but maintained that his vote will be cast on DP Ruto.
“I will support William Ruto in 2022 even if he runs against my friend Raila Odinga. Raila is a father to me, a good man but surrounded by cartels,” Ali said during a radio interview.
The former Jicho Pevu investigative journalist went on to encourage Kenyans to be part of the country’s revolution instead of posting complaints on social media.
“Quit complaining on social media. Meet face to face. People type unrealistic things on social media. Ideas don’t make sense. Be man, woman enough. Let’s work, fight differently but together for revolution,” he said.
Moha’s comments were sharply criticised by vocal activist Boniface Mwangi who questioned his sudden change of heart towards Ruto.
The MP is on record castigating DP Ruto over corruption allegations but a few months back he declared his support for the man he described as a ‘thief’.
Mount Kenya on Odinga
Fifteen former MPs from the Mt Kenya region have vowed to back Opposition leader Raila Odinga in the 2022 presidential race.
Speaking after talks with the ODM leader in Nairobi, the former MPs from Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties led by Kilemi Mwiria said if the ODM leader runs, they will be behind him.
“If he decides to run, we will support him fully,” Mwiria said.
“This is Kenya’s moment. We ask our colleagues to stop insulting Raila during their church harambees. It’s unholy to misuse places of worship,” Mwiria, who was once Uhuru’s adviser, added.
The MPs also accused a political wing attached to the Deputy President William Ruto of sabotaging the war against graft.
“We know those who have been sabotaging the process since it was initiated. We also know the Mt Kenya leaders who joined them, thronging different churches to insult Raila,” he said.
The leaders said apart from the Big Four Agenda, President Kenyatta should leave a legacy of fighting corruption. They told off those ‘opposed’ to the ongoing war on corruption.
“President Kenyatta shouldn’t be blackmailed by barons of graft. He must mercilessly crash all merchants of impunity and cleanse Kenya. That will be his best legacy,” the former Uhuru adviser said.
A revolution of supporting thieves @MohaJichoPevu is no revolution! You called Ruto a thief on the @KoinangeJeff Tv show, has he returned what he stole? Has he reformed? Values are non-negotiable Moha and its clear you have put your stomach before country. #JeffInTheMorning https://t.co/ZMvsmJCsaR
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) August 15, 2018