By Grace Maina/Correspondent
Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana wants CORD coalition principal Raila Odinga to stop forcing rebels to remain in the party.
He said those rebelling against the opposition particularly in the Coast and Western are fed up of being in the losing end adding that it was time for them to be part of the government to benefit directly in development programs.
Addressing residents of Bondeni in Mikinduni ward of Galole Constituency Tana River County during a fundraising for 10 Madrassas, Mungatana said Odinga should state what he has done to Kenyans instead of just politicking throughout.
The former Kenya Airports authority chairman who now wants to be governor of Tana River County said Odinga has been making constant trips to the Coast region and western with a view to convince rebels return to the party without success.
Just recently the former Prime Minister concluded a two day trip to Taita Taveta and Kwale counties after touring western for five days.
“Raila cannot force people to remain in opposition, years have passed and people must accept change , if coast people loved him all those years , the love has now faded ,’’ he said.
Mungatana said the Jubilee government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Wiliam Ruto were very busy developing the nation while Odinga and his ‘team’ were busy doing politics.
“Raila should state what he has done for Kenyans, even if he is not in government he should take part in fundraisings,’’ he said adding in Swahili that ‘ Mkono mtupu haurambwi’ (An empty hand cannot be licked).
He said as Coast decided to join jubilee party so as to serve the government in order to push for the agenda of development.
The latest ODM rebel from Coast is Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya who is officially in Jubilee party and joined fellow leaders led by Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro, his Kilifi South Counterpart Mustafa Idd, Lungalunga’s Khatib Mwashetani and Kwale Women Rep Zainab Chidzuga.
Mungatana said Raila has also been having constant tours in Western region after Budalangi MP resigned as secretary general.
The Jubilee government he said has done great including implementing different projects such as roads, water, irrigation in areas that had been neglected for decades.
He told Tana River county people to support and vote the government so as to benefit more in the party’s development agenda.
The former MP said he was going to take over the leadership of Tana River counties and help bring in reforms.