I Was Told To Keep Quiet- Justina Wamae On Terming Wajackoyah As Raila's Mole
Wamae revealed that she was forced to come out with the statement to affirm her position in the party and as Wajackoyah's running mate.
Roots Party presidential running mate, Justina Wamae, has revealed that the party officials had convinced her to be silent before she exposed her boss, George Wajackoyah for supporting the Azimio la Umoja coalition led by Raila Odinga.
Speaking to KTN News on Thursday, August 4, Wamae revealed that she was forced to come out with the statement to affirm her position in the party and as Wajackoyah's running mate.
She affirmed that she was only standing for the interests of women and youth, revealing that the public statement proved that top party officials can disagree with each other without escalating to tantrums.
"What I did yesterday was simply underpinning my boss's view. My boss had given feedback, there was a party statement and we have been accused of being a project previously.
"So I represent a constituent of women and youth, and they were telling me if you keep quiet, you come out as a flower girl. So I had to put out my voice, and my boss was aware of it," she explained.
She further ruled out joining Azimio or the Kenya Kwanza coalition as a subsequence, adding that she was going to be with Wajackoyah until the time of the elections.
"As of now, my boss and I are not in any conflict and I respect the direction Roots Party is taking to ensure that Kenyans see politics as a different thing of not being sycophants, you can raise your voice," she added.
She further noted that her bold statement had helped to raise the popularity of the party, given that it has been lagging in recent opinion polls.
Wamae confirmed on Wednesday, August 3 that he has been breaking the rules regarding the position of the Roots Party.
She noted that she was not consulted despite her position in the party and her name already on the ticket ahead of the August 9 general elections.
"It is true Wajackoyah is supporting Azimio but we have not discussed that as a party.
"If we need to take a stand on who to support, I will support the contrary. We have been branded a project twice but we have not agreed as a party," she told Citizen Digital.
A video shared by NTV which went viral captured Wajackoyah addressing supporters at a club in Kisumu on Tuesday, August 2 dressed in a durag.
A collage of George Wajackoyah and Raila Odinga. /VIRALTEAKE