Ford-Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula has hit back at Prof. Makau Mutua over recent remarks in which he dismissed Kalonzo Musyoka’s chances of defeating former premier Raila Odinga in the race to State House.
Mutua, in an interview on Wednesday, opined that Odinga’s political experience trumps that of the Wiper party boss therefore it is only logical that Kalonzo should support the ODM leader’s presidential bid and not the other way round.
According to Wetangula, despite holding a professor title, Mutua does not have enough political experience to chime in on matters politics.
As such, the Bungoma Senator stated that Prof. Mutua should refrain from castigating Kalonzo for coming out to criticize Odinga for allegedly not keeping his promise to endorse him at this year’s elections.
“Huyo kijana anakutusi is a very junior lawyer. He was in first year when I was in third year and he has never had anything to distinguish him as a lawyer. Anyone can go back to America and come back calling himself a professor,” Wetangula said during a Kenya Kwanza alliance political rally held at Trans Nzoia County on Thursday.
“Those dubious professorship gives nobody a license to be rude to others. Bwana Mutua you being with Raila Odinga does not give you the license to besmirch, abuse and degrade Kalonzo Musyoka.”
Wetangula correspondingly stated that he will continue defending Kalonzo owing to his proven track record of leading the country as retired president Mwai Kibaki’s deputy.
“Ndugu Kalonzo najua wewe ni rafiki yangu sana na mimi nilisikitika kuona some upstart professor akizungumza mambo machafu juu yako. I stand here as your long-time friend to defend you,” he added.
He similarly urged Kalonzo to ignore calls by the Azimio la Umoja coalition to join the outfit, instead advising him to join the Kenya Kwanza alliance which he confidently underscored would form the next government.
“Tuko tayari kufanya kazi na Kalonzo Musyoka to boost our numbers na wewe ukimkosea Kalonzo Musyoka heshima unawakosea wakenya heshima,” said Wetangula.
By Citizen Digital