Jubilee MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto have come out gun blazing Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga to quit politics.
The lawmakers in the Inua Mama grouping, a lobby supporting Mr Ruto’s presidential bid, said Mr Odinga has outlived his usefulness.
The ODM leader has gained prominence in the government since his March 9, 2018 handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici, chairperson of the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association, said Mr Odinga should leave the Deputy President alone.
“He has been in politics for long and should hang up his boots,” Ms Ngirici said.
Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara said Mr Odinga is using some Jubilee MPs to attack Mr Ruto.
“We know what he is doing to the DP. Ruto is our presidential candidate for 2022,” she said.
A rival political formation of Jubilee lawmakers called Team Embrace dismissed the Inua Mama team.
At a different function in Kirinyaga, Governor Anne Waiguru said she would champion an Odinga presidency if he promises Mt Kenya some space in his government. The Kirinyaga County boss said the region would like to be in the next government.