Prof Herman Manyora of the University of Nairobi has explained why Raila Odinga, the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement, does not want the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to be involved in the ongoing bipartisan discussions between the opposition and the government.
The Kenya Kwanza Alliance administration of President William Ruto had requested guidance from the IMF and World Bank on how to alleviate the country’s high cost of living.
However, Raila’s party issued a statement on Monday urging the Bretton Woods Institutions to stay out of the negotiations, claiming that they are to blame for Kenya’s problems.
Manyora, a seasoned political analyst, disclosed why Raila does not need the IMF and World Bank to be involved in the discussions in an interview with one of the local dailies on Tuesday.
Raila Odinga, according to Manyora, is opposed to the two institutions because he wants to continue playing dirty and backward politics, which he thinks are retrogressive.
According to political experts, the more Raila opposes certain initiatives, the bigger the loss for him and Kenyans.
“Raila Amollo Odinga practices dirty politics.” Ruto humbled himself and agreed to meet with Raila Amollo Odinga in the spirit of peace.
“The more he opposes Ruto’s administration, the greater his political loss,” he said.