NAIROBI, 19TH FEBRUARY 2018: National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has come to the defense of NASA's Chief Strategist Dr. David Ndii and the coalition's CEO David Magaya against claims by NASA activist Miguna Miguna that they were working with Jubilee to undermine the coalition.
In a hard hitting letter published by the deported activist, Miguna claimed that Dr. Ndii had threatened to mobilize Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi to abscond Raila's swearing in.
"Ndii opposed the swearing-in and threatened to lead a walkout from Nasa of Kalonzo (Musyoka) et al. Ndii shouted at me and made the threats in person in my house,” Dr Miguna said in the letter, posted on his 300,000-member verified Facebook page.
He had also accused Magaya of pocketing Sh. 300 million from Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to withdraw a petition against his election. Miguna had further claimed that Magaya harbored hard feelings against Raila for failing to get him nominated to the East Africa Legislative Assembly.
In a statement to the press released on Monday, Raila says that the coalition has full confidence in both Ndii and Magaya terming Miguna's statement as both "unfortunate and detrimental to their cause."
"We wish to make it clear that as a coalition, we have full confidence in Dr Ndii and Mr Magaya who have dedicated time and resources working for Nasa’s cause," said a statement from Mr. Odinga.
" The allegations against the two, if at all they were made, are very unfortunate and detrimental to the cause we are pursuing,” the statement continued.
The allegations published by Miguna bring to fore a possible power game that was going on between the leaders of the coalition's secretariat.