CORD leader Raila Odinga has dismissed the much hyped weekend defection of former Narok MP William Ole Ntimama as an exercise reminiscent of the old KANU politics. Dismissing Ntimama’s move, Odinga said Ntimama is only finding ‘better way’ of working for the people.
“The Maasai have been in the cold for more than 10 years, but we are already benefiting from the Kenyatta administration; we are grateful,” said Mr Ntimama.
Speaking in Olokurto village , Narok North constituency last week during the homecoming ceremony for the principal secretaries Joseph Tiampati (ICT) and John Konchellah (Devolution and Planning), Mr Ntimama said many of his supporters have urged him to join Jubilee.
“Kama watu wanataka tuungane na Uhuru, mimi ni nani nikatae? Sharti tufanye watakalo wananchi.” (If people want us to work with Uhuru, then who am I to refuse? We must do what the people ask us to do,” he said.
Odinga, the ODM leader who twice appointed Ntimama to a full cabinet ministry in the last two governments, had a different opinion.
“Defections ended with Kanu. What is going on in Narok is Mr Ntimama and other local leaders are trying to find a better way of serving the people of Narok,” said Odinga.
The PM was speaking in Boston when he was hosted by Kenyan diaspora radio.