Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga on Sunday 9 August explained the reason why the National Super Alliance (NASA was no more.
In an interview with NTV, the former Prime Minister the main reason for the coalition in 2017 was to win the country’s top seat. He explained that since they did not win, the coalition died automatically.
“If the pre-election coalition wins, they form a government and share. If they don’t, the coalition dies automatically. There is nothing else. NASA did not form the government,” he said.
Raila also went on to refute claims that since he joined President Uhuru Kenyatta, the opposition had become weak. In his explanation, he claimed that it was still strong adding that the Parliament as an institution was the weak one.
“I don’t agree that the opposition is weak. People have not understood the system of government we have adopted now. We had a parliamentary system before, now we’ve got a presidential system. There is a time the opposition oversights the government. So there is nothing like the opposition is weak here, Parliament is weak as an institution,” he said.
Raila went on to mention that the habit of putting money first instead of principles was starting to grow among the youth stating that it was a dangerous development.
He added that the habit had gotten to the government where lawmakers always ask for money before doing anything.
“There is something that is coming among our youth which was not there those days, the love for money. I think this is a dangerous development in our country where people do things not out of principle and you can see even in our representatives both at the county level and national level in Parliament. Members of Parliament are asking to be paid money to do something. That never happened in our days,” he said.
He explained that during his days, lawmakers came out to do things in the public interest. He added that it was a very bad example for the youth in society. He further added that when people adore and worship money then it would be the beginning of corruption.