Outspoken National Assembly Deputy Majority Leader Jimmy Angwenyi is systematically shifting allegiance to his former political foes.

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Mr Angwenyi, who is serving his fifth term in Parliament, has been a fierce critic of opposition leader Raila Odinga until recently when they reconciled.

On Sunday, Angwenyi vowed to punch leaders abusing Mr Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta should they come to his Kitutu Chache North territory.

He lauded the two for reconciling, adding that the country has embraced stability since the two agreed to work together in 2018.

"Any person abusing Prime Minister Raila Odinga or President Uhuru Kenyatta is unwanted in Kenya. If such a person comes to my constituency to abuse Raila or Uhuru, I'll beat him," he said at Homa Bay town.

In August, Angwenyi for the first time supported ODM leader Raila Odinga during the burial of Dr Hezron Manduku at Nyaribari Masaba.

During the burial, Odinga left the crowd in stitches when he recalled the time Mr Angwenyi used to punch fellow MPs in parliament.

"The late Manduku, despite being in KANU, was a cool man. He never loved confrontational politics unlike Angwenyi, who used to punch his critics," he said.

A week later, Angwenyi was in the delegation of Abagusii leaders who visited Raila at his Capitol Hill offices. Governors John Nyagarama and James Ongwae were leaders of the delegation.

Mr Angwenyi has been rallying for presidential bid of Dr Fred Matiang'i, the abrasive Interior Cabinet Secretary, who is viewed as a reformist par excellence.

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