Friday, February 10, 2023 – Mavoko Member of Parliament, Patrick Makau, has urged former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to clarify the end game of his protest rallies.
Addressing members of the public at Athi-river on Wednesday, Makau, who is a close ally of Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, slammed Raila’s calls for mass action, saying that tough economic times are not a justification for bitter picketing.
“I am a Wiper MP and I am in Azimio. I respect Azimio coalition leaders but we must negotiate the interest of the people who elected us.
“Tough economic times are being experienced beyond our borders. It is the right of every Kenyan to picket to put the government in check but I do not support mass action even before giving our government time. It is not right,” Makau said.
Makau instead now wants his Ukambani counterparts to consider negotiating with President William Ruto on the development of the region, lauding the ODM legislators’ visit to State House on Tuesday.
“I want my fellow leaders in Machakos and lower Eastern at large, it is important that we join hands and seek to increase the share of the national cake and development in our region.
“We have seen a section of our ODM counterparts visit the State House and this is because development is the key thing we all want,” Makau stated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.