Former UDA vice chairman Kipruto Arap Kirwa now regret ditching UDA for Azimo Coalition saying he did not expect to decamp from Kenya Kwanza to Azimio to form the opposition.
While addressing his supporters in social media, Arap Kirwa said that Azimio's loss to Kenya Kwanza was his lowest moment.
"When I decamped from Kenya Kwanza, I was not decamping to move to the opposition. I hoped that Azimio would make it to government and that was my lowest moment," Kirwa said.
He said he was going to give his one vote to Raila to ensure he got 50%+1 of the votes that would be cast on August 9 to win the presidency.
While welcoming him, Karua said Kirwa is a hardworking leader who demonstrated his commitment to change Kenya when he was the Minister of Agriculture during Mwai Kibaki's government.
He added that the peaceful general elections showed how Kenya has matured in democracy.
Kirwa said that Kenya Kwanza won because they were better organised, unlike Azimio.
"I strongly believe that Kenya Kwanza was better organised in terms of leadership, they had one clear leader that is the President and the rest fell in place, Azimio, on the other hand, had a number of leaders and lack of discipline among the coalition partners," he said.
"When you Kirwa, with me and Raila Odinga, just know that we are hardworking people and we've demonstrated when we held leadership positions," she said.
Karua added: "Raila participated in building roads in this country. When you see high-flying roads in Kenyan towns, just know they are the products of Engineer Raila Amolo Odinga."
However, Kirwa said that Azimio has learnt its lessons after the loss and will strategise going forward.
In May, Kirwa dumped President William Ruto's UDA party for Raila Odinga's Azimio.
Content created and supplied by: [email protected] (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More