ODM party leader Raila Odinga has distanced himself from any plans to save the embattled Kirinyaga county governor Anne Waiguru. Sharing on Facebook following a controversial Daily Nation article that he had met Anne Waiguru at a Karen club, Raila Odinga declared that he will not interfere with the independence of the senate noting that the Waiguru situation is a critical matter with regard to strengthening devolution and governance in Kenya.
“The matters around governor Waiguru and which the Sunday Nation purports to be analyzing and reporting on are critical with regard to strengthening Devolution and governance in Kenya. They require objective and deep reporting, based on verifiable facts, which is hard work, and not a collection of rumours and trivia from anonymous sources, which is the epitome of lazy journalism,” read part of Raila Odinga’s post on Facebook.
Tension is high across the country concerning the fate of Waiguru’s impeachment with Kenyans keeping a close eye on Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta. Raila and Uhuru have been pinned into a corner through a public outcry and social media trolls forcing them to sit back and watch the senate play their independent role. Raila further dismissed earlier reports that an 11 member committee had been formed with 5 NASA members to handle Waiguru’s case. He stated that no such committee existed and he has no intentions of influencing the senate to vindicate waiguru.
“I also wish to make it clear that there does not exist any Senate Committee to investigate governor Waiguru and whose members from ODM I have instructed to save the governor as reported in the Nation Sunday,” added Raila Odinga.
It appears Anne Waiguru will be on her own on this impeachment case facing her. Her hopes of saving her seat were swept under the rocks when Judge Weldon Korir dismissed her case challenging the impeachment arguing that MCAs acted in contempt of the court. The honourable judge ruled that the MCAs did not flout any court order upholding their impeachment decision.
The only hopes left for Waiguru has been Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta who she hoped could use their great influence to compel the senate to acquit her. Raila has already abandoned her leaving Uhuru Kenyatta as her only saviour. However, several Jubilee party senators like Johnson Sakaja, Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika have already made bold statements against Waiguru indicating that Uhuru has not reached out to them with a proposal to save Waiguru. As things stand now, Anne Mumbi Waiguru is on her own.