Shebesh: What President Uhuru Told Meabout Raila When I Ditched ODM
Former Nairobi Women Representative Rachel Shebesh has disclosed what President Uhuru Kenyatta told her about opposition chief Raila Odinga, when she abandoned Orange Democratic Movement for now defunct The National Alliance (TNA).
Speaking during the burial of her father Samuel Mbugua, a former Nairobi City Mayor at Kirigiti in Kiambu, Shebesh said that Uhuru told her not to tell him anything about the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“I was shocked when the President told me not to tell him anything about Raila and his wife Ida. He said he knew more about them than I did since they were their good family friends. He told me to just tell him why I was leaving ODM,” she said.
Shebesh, a former ODM nominated MP, ditched Raila’s Party for President Uhuru’s TNA in October 2012.
“I switched political parties to one with a realistic agenda for women and youth,” she said.
Shebesh went ahead to clinch Nairobi Women Representative seat in the 2013 general elections.
Shebesh exuded confidence that the President Uhuru would retain power after October 26th repeat election.
“Uhuru has demonstrated courage in adversity, and that he is ready to for another term to continue with his transformational agenda,” Shebesh added.
She also cautioned politicians from across the political divide against dividing Kenyans along ethnic lines ahead of the fresh presidential poll.
Both President Uhuru and Opposition leader Raila Odinga attended Mbugua’s burial. Mbugua was a close friend of Raila.