Sifuna Scolds EALA MP Sankok Over ‘Deporting’ Raila Remarks

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Sifuna Scolds EALA MP Sankok Over ‘Deporting’ Raila Remarks

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has chastised EALA MP David Ole Sankok for discussing Raila Odinga’s potential departure from the opposition party, now that the former premier has declared his candidature for African Union Commission Chairperson.

Raila’s surprise announcement has sparked widespread speculation about his political future, as the bid effectively removes him from Kenya’s political scene, requiring him to serve until 2028 and withdraw from local politics.

Sifuna’s remarks came after Sankok stated at an event in Narok County on Friday that he would rally East African heads of state in support of Raila’s bid, adding that by doing so, he would be repaying the opposition’s assistance in his pursuit of the EALA MP position.

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Sankok also suggested that supporting Raila’s candidature would virtually guarantee that the Kenya Kwanza government would remain in power after the 2027 elections.

“Azimio wakiongozwa na ndugu yangu Sifuna waliweza kunipatia kura kabisa kwa sababu hao ndio wapiga kura wangu wabunge ili niende East Africa Legislative Assembly. Kwa nia yao walikuwa wananideport to Arusha na kwa hiyo pia I want to reciprocate,” he said.

“Pia mimi nitafanya juu chini kuongelesha viongozi wa Africa mashariki mzima ili tuweze kudeport Raila aende Addis Ababa ili pia vile mimi niliwacha siasa ya kijiji huku nyumbani pia Raila anaweza kuwachana na local politics and you will know what that will do to our 2027 political equation,” he said.

Sankok’s casual remarks, however, did not sit well with Nairobi Senator Sifuna, who chastised the legislator for attending the local event, especially since the MP had previously stated that his EALA mandate required him to stay away from local politics.

“Rafiki yangu Sankok wewe unasema nilikupigia kura uende Arusha…unafanya nini kwa vijiji? Nilikutuma Arusha nikijua unaenda kutetea Wamaasai kule Arusha,” said Sifuna.

While urging Sankok Sankok to focus on his EALA mandate rather than getting involved in alleged ODM succession politics, Sifuna emphasised that Raila would continue to lead ODM even if he wins the AU Chairmanship.

“Sijawahi sikia ukiongea mambo ya Ngorongoro lakini leo kwa sababu umeskia Sifuna amekuja Narok unatuambia unatuma Baba Addis Ababa. Masaa ambayo inachukua mtu kutoka Nairobi na barabara kufika hapa Narok ni the same na ndege ambayo inatoka Addis Ababa kufika Nairobi. Hakuna mahali baba anaenda!”

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Sifuna Scolds EALA MP Sankok Over ‘Deporting’ Raila Remarks

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