NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga has told off Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, asking him to respect and stop embarrassing his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka.
“You have to respect the Wiper leader, Muthama was told. The feuding and carping with Kalonzo is not helping the opposition alliance nationally and in Ukambani,” Raila is said to have told Muthama on Monday in a telephone call, reports The Star.
This comes barely a day after Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka issued an ultimatum to Raila to choose between him and Muthama.
Muthama has in the recent past told off the former Vice President accusing him of being a dictator as well as using his position as the Wiper party leader to handpick his preferred candidates in the party’s nomination exercise.
"Raila has personally spoken to the senator and asked him to work with Kalonzo," an aide to Raila told the Star on Tuesday.
Leaders from Ukambani seem to have ganged up against Muthama and defending their party leader against Muthama’s accusations.
"It is unacceptable that Muthama is fighting Wiper candidates. His reasons for withdrawing from the party do not hold water. Kalonzo is supporting choices made by the people [and] he has an obligation to campaign for them now that the primaries are over," Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr said.