The Wiper Democratic Movement Party has hit out at ODM party leader Raila Odinga terming him ‘dishonest and untrustworthy’.
In a hard-hitting statement released on Monday, Wiper claimed that Raila cannot be trusted to be Kenya’s president arguing that he can turn out to be a dictator and hold on to office for life.
"Things will never be the same for Hon. Odinga. At the moment, he has earned the moniker of "Mr. Dishonest". Additionally, he has cast himself as an extremely self-centered man who will get into power by hook or crook. He is a man who is extremely untrustworthy -- a man who cannot keep promises. How can Kenyans trust such a man to be their President? For a man who cannot keep his word while in Opposition, how will he keep it while in power as President? Who will trust him?
"We state that dishonesty, insatiable greed for power, and disrespect for political partnerships, are not the hallmarks of a good leader. They are characteristics of an unreasonable and even a very dangerous leader. A leader who cannot keep his word is a great danger to the people he rules. Once elected, he may even refuse to leave office by changing the Constitution to become a Life President," Wiper's statement read in part.
Wiper further noted that President Uhuru Kenyatta should be careful with Odinga, claiming that the latter could ditch the BBI team before the 2022 General election.
"It is obvious that the so-called March 2018 Handshake was mainly initiated by Hon. Odinga to get himself into the trappings of State power, just like happened in 2001.
"Right now, there is no guarantee that Hon. Odinga will not abandon President Uhuru and join the President's rival before 2022, if he realizes that his selfish desires are not being met!" Wiper said.