In his Azimio la Umoja rallies, former prime minister Raila Odinga has finally explained why he seldom ever uses the “Kitendawili” expression.
Tuesday night, at a joint media interview, Raila said that he had changed in his views but hadn’t actually ceased utilizing his catchphrase in kitendawili.
Raila claims he doesn’t use the word as frequently as he once did and adds that he only used Kitendawili riddles to emphasize a point.
Additionally, Raila refuted reports that he infrequently uses the expression after his rival, Deputy President William Ruto, accused him of doing so and gave him the moniker “Bwana Kitendawili” for it.
Although I have stopped using Kitendawili more frequently than before, I haven’t actually ceased utilizing it. When I wish to emphasize a point, I have occasionally utilized it. It’s not that I don’t use it because I’ve been accused of doing so and dubbed Bwana Kitendawili by some people. I’ve changed and transformed in politics, said Raila.