Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula says ODM leader Raila Odinga betrayed his brother, Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi, who wanted to run for governor of Nairobi.
Wanyonyi was asked by ODM to shelve his bid in favour of Jubilee’s Polycarp Igathe, and instead seek to retain his Westlands parliamentary seat.
The deal was that Raila would be the Azimio flagbearer and, in exchange, Jubilee would ‘get’ the Nairobi governor’s seat.
The Bungoma senator claimed Raila ‘sacrificed’ his brother for Polycarp Igathe.
He was addressing Ford Kenya delegates at party offices in Bungoma town on Sunday.
Also on Sunday, while campaigning in his Westlands backyard, Wanyonyi said he agreed not to run for governor because his party leader, Raila Odinga, had been cleared to run for president under the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance.
“Because of the arrangement of parties to work together, it comes along with its challenges. Due to those challenges that it was agreed because ODM had been given the presidency, we had to relinquish the Nairobi governor’s seat for Jubilee,” Wanyonyi said.
But Wetang’ula claimed otherwise. He said Raila had a history of betraying allies.
“This is not the first time Raila Odinga is betraying fellow politicians in the country and we are going to teach him a lesson on August 9,” Wetang’ula said.