Mudavadi: Visa threats behind handshake deal
SEE ALSO: Is Uhuru grooming Mudavadi?Addressing a meeting at Muungano SDA Church in New Jersey on Tuesday evening, the ANC leader said the handshake was prescribed a condition to regain the visas “I want you to go home knowing that I, Musalia, do not believe in cheating you. I believe in telling you the truth. So what gave birth to a handshake is personal survival rather than patriotism.” Soon or later, Mudavadi said the country will discover the swearing-in of Raila as people's president and the consequential circumstances were not based on patriotism, but were based on personal survival. “I am speaking to my fellow Kenyans and I want to deliver some hard truths because, for too long, propaganda is spread and we get carried away,” Mudavadi said. Mudavadi and his co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula were left out of the swearing in of Raila, with the ANC leader saying they were opposed to the event anyway.
SEE ALSO: All Raila wants is power-MudavadiIn response to the allegations, Raila's spokesperson Dennis Onyango dismissed Mudavadi's claims. He said the ANC leader was displaying ignorance since he was kept in the dark about the whole thing (handshake). "This is a homegrown solution where foreign nations had no role to play and Mudavadi didn't know, and even now doesn't know, what happened. In any case, the two leaders agreed to have the handshake before the then US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Nairobi to avoid a situation where it would be perceived the West had pushed them," he said. The ANC leader had told Kenyans in the diaspora that indeed he came to learn of the handshake from the media just like anybody else. Mudavadi has been on a 10-day tour of the US which ends today. Mudavadi once against attacked the Building Bridges Initiative, warning that it’s not in the interest of Kenyans, but is all about power positions for individuals. Mudavadi decried the high level of public debt facing the country which he says has impacted negatively on the country’s development agenda. “You can create a Diaspora Bond where the Government can borrow from and not from Eurobond or China,” he added.
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