Thursday, June 2, 2016 – Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has dismissed claims by the Jubilee Government that he is helping CORD leader, Raila Odinga, to overthrow the Government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Last week, Jubilee supremo and Starehe MP, Maina Kamanda, claimed that Magufuli and South Sudan President, Salvir Kiir, are financing the opposition’s activities in Kenya to help them depose President Kenyatta and consequently cause bloodshed.
“Raila has been touring all over. We know he is seeking funds from these governments with an intention of destabilising Kenya. You go ahead but we will not allow you,” Kamanda said.
But in a quick response, Magufuli who is known to be a no-nonsense leader summoned Kenya’s Ambassador to Tanzania, Chirau Ali Mwakere, to his office and asked him to explain why the Government is linking him to chaos in Kenya.
“Magufuli was angry, he wanted an explanation from the Kenyan Government on why they are linking him to opposition activities in Kenya,” a source privy to the claims said.
Some people believe that the accusations were made because Tanzania snatched the pipeline deal with Uganda and a railway line from Kigali.