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Patrick Makau: NASA rebel who staged coup in Raila's ODM

J. M. Omondi
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Patrick Makau in a past event. He temporarily staged a coup in parliament. [Photo/Nation]

Tuesday's controversial eviction from parliament by Speaker Justin Muturi was just a tip of a divisive MP who never easily loses political wars.

So controversial is Patrick Makau that not even his Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka dares question his political theatrics.

For a moment on Tuesday, the second term Mavoko MP temporarily staged a coup in parliament by occupying a seat reserved for Minority Leader John Mbadi on grounds that ODM had joined government.

It took intervention of the speaker to kick him out of the house after hours of causing panic within the Raila Odinga lead ODM party which signed a deal with Jubilee last week.

The ex-Banker first joined politics in 2002 when he was elected Athi River Councillor before being elavated to Mayor of Mavoko Municipality.

In 2013, Makau entered national politics in style after capturing Mavoko constituency seat by beating Wavinya Ndeti, another vocal Kamba politician. He recaptured the seat in 2017.

During a court petition filed by Wavinya, Makau argued that Ms. Ndeti was a Nigerian and authorities should deport her to contest for a seat in Lagos.

His theatrics within NASA could further split the coalition which he argues that has been 'colonised' by Raila's ODM party. 

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