Senator Malala terms Raila a 'State project', claims Governors being threatened to support him

Senator Malala terms Raila a 'State project', claims Governors being threatened to support him

  • Speaking on Citizen TV's Daybreak show on Tuesday, Malala said that the governors were coerced to support the ODM boss claiming that their graft cases would be initiated before the courts if they failed to comply.
  • He argues that the move of the governors will have zero impact to the 2022 general elections.

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala now claims that the move by over 25 governors to put their weight behind ODM leader Raila Odinga was a result of threats from State machinery and not genuine support.

Speaking on Citizen TV's Daybreak show on Tuesday, Malala alleged that the governors were coerced into supporting Odinga's presidential bid with threats that graft cases could be initiated against them should they fail to comply.

"I saw governors lining up and flanking the right honourable Raila Odinga but when you look at the combination of those governors it does not reflect the real voter on the ground because governors do not hold a view to vote for their respective counties," Malala stated.

"... I can tell you that most of the governors are being controlled by remote. Most of them have cases in the EACC therefore they are being told if they do not support the state project we shall initiate your corruption cases," he added.

The Kakamega Senator argued that the deep-state-control is evident as governors supporting a different political party will be probed by the EACC and the DCI but the probe stops once they defect to Odinga's camp.

He, however, argues that the move by the over 25 governors to endorse Odinga will have zero impact on the 2022 general election.

"We have seen governors who are supporting a different political formation EACC and DCI are at their doorstep but when they come to the 'Upperhill laundry' the DCI retreats. When you see governors lining up behind the State project it has no impact we are concentrating on the people," he stated.

"Most of those governors are always with Raila Odinga in Nairobi when they retreat to their respective grounds they start speaking a different language... Remember when Raila went to Nyeri that governor welcomed Raila because he had been instructed by the so-called deep state but when Raila went back he returned to his party." 

The more than 20 county bosses announced their alignment to the Azimio la Umoja camp on Monday after a meeting with Mr. Odinga in Naivasha.

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