Wetangula questions Makau Mutua’s certificates
Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula, who is also a director of Kenya Kwanza, has questioned the academic credentials of Raila Odinga’s presidential campaign spokesperson, Professor Makau Mutua.
Speaking at a rally in Kakamega County on Friday March 5, Wetangula blasted Mutua saying his pulpit is questionable.
Wetangula, while addressing a rally, hit out at Mutua saying that just because he had traveled and worked in the United States did not make him a qualified law professor.
FORD-Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula during an Alliance One Kenya meeting at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
The Kenyan Ford leader further lambasted Mutua for his remarks about Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka whom the Kenya Kwanza Brigade is courting.
“This guy who insulted Kalonzo is a very young lawyer. He was in first grade when I was in third grade and he never had anything to set him apart as a lawyer.
“Anyone can go to America and come back calling themselves a teacher. This questionable professorship does not give anyone the right to be rude to others. Bwana Mutua, the fact that you are with Raila Odinga does not give you the right to smear, insult and degrade Kalonzo Musyoka,” Wetangula remarked.
While continuing his assault on Mutua, Wetangula took the opportunity to ask Kalonzo of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) to join the Kenya Kwanza movement, saying he was safer with Vice President William Ruto than with Raila. Odinga.
“My brother Kalonzo, I know you are my friend and I was worried when I saw an upstart teacher speaking badly of you. I stand here as a longtime friend to defend you,” he said.
“We are ready to work with Kalonzo Musyoka to increase our numbers and this person disrespects him. When you disrespect him, you disrespect Kenyans.
Wetangula’s remarks about Professor Mutua come in the context of a statement made by think tank member Azimio La Umoja calling Kalonzo a politician chasing the wind. Professor Mutua had estimated that the leader of Wiper had no chance of winning the presidency in the elections on August 9, regardless of his contestant.
L to R: Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ODM’s Raila Odinga, Ida Odinga and Makau Mutua cut a cake at the opening of Kitui Villa Hotel on July 10, 2018.
Mutua said there is no way forward for Kalonzo as presidential candidate during an interview on KTN News hosted by Ken Mijungu.
“It would be a theater of the absurd if Kalonzo went to the polls alone. There is no way he can win against Raila Odinga and William Ruto,” Mutua said.