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Friday, July 28, 2017

I’ve more votes than Uhuru, I will beat him - Raila claims

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga addresses Homa Bay residents at the county stadium in Homa Bay Town yesterday / ROBERT OMOLLO
NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga addresses Homa Bay residents at the county stadium in Homa Bay Town yesterday / ROBERT OMOLLO

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga is confident he has more votes and will beat President Uhuru Kenyatta at the August 8 poll.

Raila said from the current voters’ register, NASA has realised it hadmore registered voters in its strongholds compared to those of President Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party.

He said it was the responsibility of their supporters to turn up in large numbers and cast their ballots on Election Day.

Addressing a rally at Kendu Bay Showground when he toured Homa Bay county yesterday, Raila assured his supporters he would win the race.

“We’ve compared our numbers in the IEBC register to those of my opponents and discovered that I will outshine him during the election,” Raila said.

The leader claimed he would get a landslide victory if NASA supporters came out in large numbers to vote.

“I don’t want to lose even a single voter to my opponent. We should all turn up and vote,” he said.

“The adopt-a-polling-station strategy, will ensure all your votes are safe,” he added.

The opposition leader promised to lead a peaceful revolution in the leadership of the country when elected president. He said his leadership would transform the Kenyan economy.

Raila accused the Jubilee administration of messing up the country’s economy, describing it as being in an Intensive Care Unit.

He said the economies of countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia were equal to that of Kenya in 1963, but are now far much better than that of our country.

“It is unfortunate that Kenya relies on industrial goods imported from these countries. Kenya has enjoyed 54 years of independence, but cannot manufacture even a needle,” he said.

The opposition leader also accused the Jubilee administration of hoodwinking the youth with false promises in a bid to retain the presidency.

Raila was accompanied by NASA presidential campaign team’s Gladys Wanga (the county woman rep) and nominated MP Oburu Oginga.

He steered clear of the contentious debate on six-piece voting during the General Election.


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