George Kebaso @Morarak
The National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga yesterday defended his top strategist David Ndii and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Norman Magaya against allegations that the duo were working for the Jubilee Party.
Before departing to Zimbabwe for the burial of his longtime friend, Morgan Tsvangirai, the Nasa leader expressed his unconditional confidence for the two Nasa Secretariat officials. He said they were fully committed to the Coalition’s course.
“We wish to make it clear that as a coalition, we have full confidence in Ndii and Magaya who have dedicated time and resources working for Nasa’s course,” he said in a terse statement.
Cripple activities Lawyer Miguna Miguna who was recently deported from the country to Canada wrote a letter over the weekend in which he claimed to have reliable information that Ndii and Magaya were trying to cripple the activities of a youth arm of Nasa, the National Resistance Movement Kenya (NRMKe) he was leading.
In the letter, he further claimed that the duo were being used by the Jubilee to scuttle the Opposition. Abrasive in nature, Miguna accused Ndii of opposing the swearing-in fete and threatening to walk out if it was conducted.
But, the Nasa leader who could have only learnt the matter from the media termed the letter’s contents as “the allegations against the two, if at all they were made, are very unfortunate and detrimental to the course” the Opposition coalition was pursuing.
“My attention has been drawn to reports in sections of the media attributed to Miguna Miguna claiming that two of the Nasa secretariat staff namely David Ndii and Norman Magaya are working for Jubilee Party,” he added.
He urged all Nasa supporters to ignore the sentiments and focus on the issues the coalition has set out to address. And for Magaya, the self-styled NRMKe general accused him of pocketing a Sh30 million bribe to withdraw a petition against Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko in relation to his failed nomination to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala).