Confusion is brewing in Roots Party of Kenya after presidential candidate George Wajackoyah and his running mate Justina Wamae differed on who to endorse for the presidency in next week's polls.
Justina on Wednesday, August 3, confirmed reports that Wajackoyah was supporting Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
“It is true the allegations that my principal and party leader is supporting Azimio, but we have not discussed that as a party. We have not agreed, neither have I been consulted,” Justina said.
Justina was responding to Wajackoyah who praised Raila on Tuesday, saying he had done a lot for Kenya.
“However, let me make it clear that if push comes to shove and I'm asked to support the other three presidential candidates who are our worthy opponents then.
"I, Justina Wangui Wamae, a youth and a woman of sound mind would support the contrary," Justina added.
In a video circulating online, Wajackoyah said: “I am here to join in the pack of liberators in this country, and the person I look at, the person who makes me stand here is none other than Raila Amollo Odinga.”
Roots Party Spokesperson Jaymo Ule Msee, however, clarified that his party leader had not endorsed Raila.
“The notion that Prof Wajackoyah has endorsed Raila Odinga is a hopeless imagination and wishful thinking that only exists in the minds of a biased media.
“We understand the various political camps have panicked over their expectations vs reality in this election and therefore have resulted in all underhand means to create a notion of winning this election.
"We would like to distance ourselves from those claims and assure our supporters that victory is coming," Jaymo said.