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(PHOTOS) Raila, Oka leaders attend Kanu's delegate convention

The ODM leader said that political competition is a great way to strengthen democracy.

In Summary

•Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who gave regards from President Uhuru Kenyatta said that Kanu did a lot of great things for this country after independence, but every good thing has its bad side.

•Last Sunday, Gideon got the nod of his Baringo backyard after Kanu delegates from his home county declared him as the best bet to fly the party’s flag in the race to succeed Uhuru.

KANU secretary general Nick Salat, ODM party leader Raila Odinga and Kieni MP Kanini Kega during KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
KANU secretary general Nick Salat, ODM party leader Raila Odinga and Kieni MP Kanini Kega during KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
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ODM leader Raila Odinga on Thursday attended Kanu’s National Delegates’ Convention at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi.

Raila was in the company of One Kenya Alliance principals; Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka(Wiper) and Gideon Moi(Kanu)

In the ongoing event, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who is also the party’s chairman is expected to be endorsed Kanu's preferred presidential candidate ahead of 2022 General Elections.

KANU chairman Gideon Moi accompanied by his wife during KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
KANU chairman Gideon Moi accompanied by his wife during KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
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Last Sunday, Gideon got the nod of his Baringo backyard after Kanu delegates from his home county declared him as the best bet to fly the party’s flag in the race to succeed Uhuru.

This is the first time the party is set to field a presidential candidate after almost 20 years.

OKA principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi at KANU national delegates convention at the Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
OKA principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi at KANU national delegates convention at the Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
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Speaking at the convention, Raila who gave regards from President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kanu did a lot of great things for this country after independence, but every good thing has its bad side.

The ODM leader said that political competition is a great way to strengthen democracy, adding that there must also be tolerance, amongst political parties.

KANU chairman Gideon Moi, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa during KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
KANU chairman Gideon Moi, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa during KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
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Raila also reminisced of his past relations with the party, including the time he served as its secretary general.

“The strength of our democracy is the strength of the political parties that we have in our country. There must be tolerance among political parties. Political competition is healthy in our country because it strengthens our democracy and that’s the best way to make our country grow and prosper,” he said.

Other leaders present at the event include elected senators and members of the National Assembly from across parties allied to Kanu.

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi during KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi during KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
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Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and TiatyMP William Kamket arrive at the KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and TiatyMP William Kamket arrive at the KANU national delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
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Murang'a county MP Sabina Chege arrives at the KANU national delegates convention at the Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
Murang'a county MP Sabina Chege arrives at the KANU national delegates convention at the Bomas of Kenya on September 30, 2021.
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