George Wajackoyah: Roots Party moles telling lies about me

George Wajackoyah of Roots Party addressing the IEBC National Election Conference at KICC, Nairobi on July 11, 2022 [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah says certain people within his party are telling lies to the press about him.

This comes on the back of reports that Wajackoyah endorsed Raila Odinga's presidential bid in Kisumu earlier this week.

Wajackoyah maintains that he's firmly in the presidential race, and that "moles" within Roots Party have been propagating disinformation about him.

Speaking on KTN News's Morning Prime on Thursday, August 4, Wajackoyah said: "I have moles in my party who are working for other people. I know who they are. I have worked previously in formal arrangements as a spy. Spying on a spy is difficult. There are people who seek information from us to peddle out there, but we starve them of those details."

According to Wajackoyah, the "moles" are the ones alleging that he pledged support for Raila Odinga.

Wajackoyah further said that the rumour mill had it that his mid-July US trip was sponsored by certain people inclined towards Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya, a claim he denies.

His running mate, Justina Wamae, on Wednesday said it was "true" that Wajackoyah had pledged support for Raila Odinga, and that in due time, she'll make her decision known.

She said she could support one of the other "key" presidential candidates, suggesting she might throw her weight behind Deputy President William Ruto, who is running on the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.