Friday, January 28, 2022– Former Lugari Member of Parliament, Cyrus Jirongo, has termed Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader, Musalia Mudavadi, as a thankless man after he joined Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking during a One Kenya Alliance (OKA) rally in Kitui on Thursday, Jirongo said it is the highest betrayal for Mudavadi to join DP Ruto yet it is President Uhuru Kenyatta who financed his late mother’s burial in Sabatia last year.
Jirongo said the head of state catered for all funeral expenses, including a chopper that flew Mama Hannah‘s body from Nairobi to Sabatia.
“We know that sometime back, Mudavadi’s mother, Hannah, passed away. And the person who financed the whole funeral was President Uhuru and it goes against respect to abuse the person who helped you in your time of need,” Jirongo said.
In his verbal attack, Jirongo went ahead and accused Mudavadi of stagnating Kenya’s economy in 1992, citing the Goldenberg financial scandal that saw Kenya lose billions of shillings through corrupt deals.
“The economy collapsed in Kenya and it was seen and thought that Jirongo and his team of Youth for KANU 92 were behind it.
“I have withstood the accusation for 30 years. It is the people associated with Goldenberg that made the economy collapse and one of them is my brother (Mudavadi),” Jirongo said.