Is there bad blood between
Dr. Evans Kidero and
Raila Amollo Odinga?
And if there is, what is really causing it?
We all know that Kidero was elected to serve the people of Nairobi not Raila Amollo Odinga. But those who elected Kidero are purely ODM/CORD members. Its goes without saying that Raila and Kalonzo vigorously campaigned for Kidero. We also know that the likes of Joho and even Dr. Mutua (who is not even in ODM) have given the PM the respect he deserves. It’s with this in mind that many are wondering why the governor is always trying to embarrass his party leader especially when in the company of Uhuru Kenyatta.
There have been several reports in the media that Kidero was not in good terms with Raila Odinga and even the party/coalition that sponsored him (ODM/CORD). Kidero has not made things easier or better by not being emphatic about this matter. He has more often than not half heartedly denied these allegations. Its as if he is playing both sides. While on one hand is intends to please Jubilee on the other hand he knows that CORD put him where he is today.
A good example of the embarrassment that he caused Raila is this
Its said that he did not even arrange a seat for Raila at all leave alone doing so at the high table. The former PM had to go and sit with cabinet secretaries before being brought to the high table. And even when the PM was brought to the so called high table, Kidero made sure that he was sitting at the most extreme end of the table. The truth is that Raila had no designated seat at the ball. The question then arises why he was invited in the first place if he was so unwelcome.
Then there is the issue of being invited by Raila to join CORD governors for the tour of US which Kidero declined.
And then another time when he recently refused to accompany Raila to open Makadara railway station.
Party loyalty is important world over, has Kidero moved to Jubilee and in CORD only by name.
As we all know, perception is everything, will he make it back in 2017 with this kind of attitude?
Finally is it ok to snub his party leader and even embarrass him at every opportunity?