Reloaded Raila team holds its campaign in Nyamira
The ODM party yesterday said a plot by some presidential aspirants to lock Prime Minister Raila Odinga out of State House in the election will flop. The party’s Reloaded campaign team which included nine MPs said Odinga’s presidential bid is unstoppable because Kenyans have decided to elect him as their fourth president. Addressing party supporters during a series of rallies in Nyamira county, Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba said some of the presidential aspirants are preoccupied with attacking Raila instead of selling their policies to the voters.
He asked Kenyans to elect Raila for presidency saying his competitors are suffering from a chronic bankruptcy of ideas. “I am urging Kenyans to elect Raila because he is a true reformist. Those running for the top seat are suffering from a chronic bankruptcy of ideas that is why they are dwelling in mentioning his name,” he said.
Namwamba said the PM is the only true warrior of liberation and reforms, adding that his challengers are interested in power and not the plight of Kenyans. Other MPs who were in the campaign trail included Chris Obure, Simon Ogari, James Gesami, Magarer Langat, Millie Odhiambo, Rachel Shebeh, Joseph Kangoi and Joyce Laboso.
Addressing the gathering at Ekerenyo, Obure said the nomination of Kiangoi to the East African Legislative Assembly is an indication that ODM has the interest of the Kisii community at heart. “The nomination of Kiangoi to the East African Assembly by ODM is a clear indication that party under the leadership of Raila has the interest of the Gusii people at heart,” Obure said.
Bomachoge MP Simon Ogari said the community will back Raila for the presidency. “Kisii people are in ODM and have decided to take Raila to State House this time round. As leaders from the region we want to assure him of our support,” he said. Langat and Laboso told the two communities residing on the common border to live in peace and harmony. Odhiambo said Raila was the only leader who will ensure the full implementation of the new law. Kiangoi said Raila is not a tribalist and urged Kenyans to elect him president.