Is Raila Odinga Junior becoming an independent thinker or does he just want to sound right politically? And does he have political ambitions?
These are some of the questions Kenyans On Twitter (KOT) are asking after the ODM leader’s son appeared to have begun a campaign against his father’s political party.
Junior’s recent social media posts depict a man, who is at loggerheads with the ODM leadership.
In a tweet, the entrepreneur chastised the outfit for abandoning its ideology as well as the people who support it.
“We, as ODM, need to find our way back to the basics. We are not just about private jets and slay queens whilst abusing rival politicians. We have a development agenda clearly outlined in our manifesto. Let’s focus on service delivery, democratic space, protecting private citizens’ rights,” he wrote.
Interestingly, some of the people who took to the comments’ section to express their opinions are close to Raila.
The former Prime Minister’s personal aide, Silas Jakakimba, told Junior to stop seeking cheap publicity.
“This tweet and its opening line sound like those tabloid stories that begin, ‘Ten things you didn’t know about XYZ’,” Jakakimba replied.
Ex-Nasa CEO and ODM operative Norman Magaya said: “Stop acting smart, my brother. In war, those who seek to sound politically correct seldom last . Stop seeking to sound the sober one in the midst of war! Attacking party cadres to look good is a new low from you.”
In yet another tweet this morning, Junior noted that he is an ordinary party member and his views should not be misunderstood.
A couple of days ago, he hit back at Suna East MP Junet Mohamed for attacking Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi over his Mama Ngina slur.
Junior said Junet should let the Kapseret lawmaker o exercise his freedom of speech and expression.