Winnie Odinga, lawyer Donald Kipkorir in Twitter spat over Raila poll loss

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 10:28 | 2 mins read
Winnie Odinga, lawyer Donald Kipkorir in Twitter spat over Raila loss
A photo collage of Winnie Odinga and lawyer Donald Kipkorir. PHOTO/Courtesy

Winnie Odinga, the daughter of Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga, and city lawyer Donald Kipkorir locked horns on Tuesday, September 13, over the former prime minister's defeat in the just concluded presidential election.

The squabble started after Kipkorir asked Raila to retire after his failed fifth stab at the presidency.

In a tweet, the ardent supporter of Raila urged the ODM party leader to stop crying for Kenyans, saying they didn't deserve his love and sacrifice.

"Dearest Raila Odinga, tomorrow begins Presidency of H.E William Ruto. From the depths of my heart, I beseech you stop crying for us. Don’t look out for Kenya anymore. Your love was unrequited. We didn’t deserve your love & sacrifice. Let’s be with our foibles & chains," Kipkorir said.

However, the post didn’t augur well with Winnie Odinga, who swiftly told the lawyer to 'shut up for once'.

Reacting to Winnie Odinga's comment, Kipkorir claimed the BrickHouse Counsel CEO was among the people who cost Raila the presidency.

"Since 2005, I supported freely every political journey of Raila Odinga. Today, Kenya begins a new Chapter under President William Ruto. Those that let down Baba like Winnie Odinga & others at Azimio Secretariat now want to troll me. The trolling is misplaced & ill-advised," Kipkorir stated.

The blame game in Raila's Azimio camp has in recent days seen several Azimio officials including the Azimio flag bearer's last-born daughter on the receiving end for allegedly mismanaging the candidate's presidential campaign, handing the Kenya Kwanza Alliance rival William Ruto a smooth sail in the August 9 race.

Ruto will be sworn into office on Tuesday, following the Supreme Court judgement that upheld his victory.