Azimio Leader Raila Odinga has faced a potentially catastrophic blow to his career as he tries to stay relevant in politics after being humiliated by President William Ruto in the 2022 presidential contest.
This comes after, much to the astonishment of many, erstwhile Mungiki leader Maina Njenga abandoned him and sided with Ruto.
One of Raila’s most trusted lieutenants, Njenga, stated in a statement on Monday that he was now in favor of President William Ruto’s administration.
Maina, a prominent opponent of the administration, said he had accepted Ruto’s idea of a peaceful nation.
He asked Kenyans to be patient so that Kenya Kwanza could fulfill their commitments.
“Let’s get to work and quit whining all the time. He said, “Let’s give this government some time to observe the consequences if we elected them.
Even though conditions in Kenya weren’t great right now, Maina Njenga said that things would improve eventually.
“I didn’t support this government, but we can’t have people saying it’s not the right way now that it has been chosen,” Njenga said.
Politicians who did not win the general election in 2022 were urged by him to acknowledge Kenya Kwanza’s democratic election.
Maina Njenga gave an explanation of why he would not participate in protests at the same time.
“We intend to promote peace, as per our agreement. “I envision a nation that is peaceful,” he said.
Earlier this year, rallies that shook Nairobi and other areas of the nation resulted in the detention of Njenga and other opposition leaders.
He clarified that he had no animosity toward the government because it was common for people to be arrested during protests.
Maina Njenga went on to say that there was nothing improper about the way he was kidnapped by suspected police officers in July after the countrywide demonstrations.
The previous head of Mungiki urged Kenyans to honor their elected officials, pointing out that this was necessary for the nation to advance.