It looks like Ababu Namwamba is tired of being MP, he is definitely ready for other responsibilities including but not limited to being running-mate to William Ruto in the doomed presidential run in 2017 !
Yes, even with living examples in his backyard, Ababu is defying all odds, he knows very well that Budalangi is 70% Luo inhabited and yet he is contradicting the party leader or spiritual leader
Indeed Ababu may not have much to show as MP of a flood hit constituency and even as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in parliament, his supposed probe on hustlers’ jet scandal was a scandal in itself.
Here is what Ababu said on Sunday in reference to referendum call led his political godfather the Rt Hon Prime Minister Odinga;
â€œIf you cannot trust Ababu Namwamba with the secretary general of a party because he doesnâ€™t look trustworthy, because he comes from a different community, then how will you work with his community when you become President?â€ Ababu posed.
Ababu criticised baba as having no moral authority to call for a referendum when ODM party suffered from â€œdemocratic mistrustâ€, he said this on Sunday at a fundraiser in aid of Mushiliro Anglican Church in Navakholo, Kakamega County.
Dr Oburu Odinga had this to say; â€œWe know that Ababu is going to bed with our enemies. What he is saying is not meant for our ears, but for the ears of his masters who gave him four choppers to use in his campaigns for the ODM secretary generalâ€™s post. He has no financial muscle to mount such an expensive campaign,â€
Somebody is definitely ready to carry bags like Eugene …..
Well, this is how George Njoroge summarized it on Facebook:
I used to wonder just how gullible ODM supporters were by considering electing Ababu to such a powerful post. Ababu, like Ruto before him and (the less calculating Mudavadi) had discovered that the fear of one Raila was the key to unlocking the wallets of Kenya’s criminals masquerading as leaders. I kept arguing that ODM must never make the mistake of trusting the cheap porojos Namwamba was making about his unshakable support for the party. That was only meant to increase his price-tag in the minds of the thugs who steal from public coffers with reckless abandon then use the same loot to buy selfish and myopic folks like Namwamba and Ruto. It is even sad to imagine that Namwamba represents Budalangi which has perennial problems with flooding. Jirongo warned Kenyans prior to the last general elections that the bandits had one lethal weapon – STOLEN MONEY! And they have plenty of it. Just imagine that they could steal a whopping Sh8 billion within a matter of months. Just how much have they stolen since independence? No wonder Namwamba who has now tasted of this “fruit” does not want to hear about pesa mashinani despite Budalangi residents leading such miserable lifestyles. If these are the kinds of young leaders Kenyans are looking forward to, then we are totally doomed!!