Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi on Wednesday revealed why ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula attended the BBI rally at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega County.
Speaking to Kass Fm, Sudi claimed that that Deputy President William Ruto called the two leaders and urged them to attend the meetings.
According to Sudi, the move by the DP to urge Mudavadi and Wetangula to attend the meeting was to clear the air that the two leaders were in support of the BBI course.
“Raila planned to paint Mudavadi and Wetangula as those opposed to the BBI and the Deputy President called them and urged them to attend the meeting so that Raila’s plan can fail. And Raila was not happy when the two happened because he had been cornered,” said Kuria.
When the ANC leader took to the podium to address the BBI gathering at Bukhungu Stadium, he revealed that he had attended the rally because he was a Kenyan who had a right to participate on matters of national importance.
Besides, Mudavadi revealed that he had also attended the meeting to clear the air on misleading information being peddled by his political competitors that he was not in support of the BBI course.
He, however, did not say that he was directed to attend the meeting by the DP.
The remarks by Sudi appears to be conflicting given that DP Ruto’s key allies from Kakamega County had organized a parallel rally at Mumias to counter the BBI meeting held in Bukhungu.
It is unclear yet why the DP could have urged the two leaders to attend the meeting but allow his key allies to force a parallel rally even after the police had revoked licences for the meeting.
Besides, Ruto’s allies led by Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, former sports CS Rashid Echesa, MPs Benjamin Washiali, Didmus Barasa, John Walukhe among many others, slammed the two Western leaders for attending the Bukhungu rally despite being reported that they were to be part of the Mumias rally.
Sudi’s revelation comes in the wake of new developments in the BBI course with Tanga Tanga leaders announcing on Tuesday that they will attend BBI rallies beginning with the Mombasa one.
The leaders despite having criticised the Kisii and Kakamega meeting said they had decided to attend the meeting to fight for inclusivity and also to show that they were in support of the BBI.
Sudi also revealed that the group allied to DP Ruto will organize a parallel BBI rally adding that everyone will be allowed to be part of it if they so wish.