National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi has unleashed a scathing attack on Kenyan politicians and specifically the orange Democratic Movement party chief Raila Odinga for using phrases to fool the Kenyan electorate. Muturi has consequently advised Kenyans to stop blindly following the popular phrases and instead analyze a candidate's manifesto and ideas.
In his statement today, Mr Muturi has said that politicians have for a long time taken Kenyans for fools, selling to them popular phrases and avoiding to come clean on their manifesto.
"Kenyans should stop following politicians blindly, they should look at their ideas and not campaign phrases. Some leaders thrive on these phrases like tibim and tialala," Muturi said in what has been seen as a direct attack to Raila Odinga.
Raila Odinga and his close ally Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino are the ones who coined and popularized the phrase refered to by Muturi, which was widely used during the 2017 general elections in which the enigma lost to president Uhuru Kenyatta.
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