Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama has called for the retirement of ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka from active politics.
According to Muthama, the time has come for the two leaders to decide whether to hang their political boots or risk suffering future political defeats again.
While acknowledging Raila’s immense contributions to the country’s democracy, Muthama stated that the time has come for the father of democracy to consider his exit from politics.
“I cannot advise the former prime minister and former vice president to retire, but there comes a time where a person needs to ask themselves, am I still valuable? Is there any deserving leader than me? As a leader, I believe that you will know when your presence in active politics is still needed or not,” he said.
Despite his statement, Muthama observed that if Raila was to retire now, he will leave a huge political gap that will not be easily sealed at the moment. “Raila is our hope” he observed.
He was speaking to a local media house on Saturday, September 28, during a live phone interview.
On Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s March 2018 pact, Muthama accused Raila of sending opposition into a political dust pin.