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Raila: Friday's Azimio La Umoja jamboree a testament of Kenyans' unity

The event will be attended by both ODM and Jubilee delegates.

In Summary

• The Opposition Chief said his unity deal with Uhuru will become clearer during the final lap of the regional consultative meetings in Nairobi.

• According to Raila, the event will be attended by both ODM and Jubilee delegates.

ODM party leader Raila Odinga during a meeting with Nairobi Jubliee/ODM leaders at Covenant Hotel, International on December 6, 2021.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga during a meeting with Nairobi Jubliee/ODM leaders at Covenant Hotel, International on December 6, 2021.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

ODM leader Raila Odinga has billed Friday's Azimio La Umoja conference as a final demonstration of a united Kenya ahead of next year's elections.

The Opposition Chief said his unity deal with Uhuru will become clearer during the final lap of the regional consultative meetings in Nairobi.

According to Raila, the event will be attended by both ODM and Jubilee delegates.

"We will have sitting arrangements for delegates separate from one of the supporters," Raila said.

"Each ward should have five delegates from Jubilee and ODM."

It is estimated that some 60,000 delegates and supporters will attend the event at Moi International Stadium, Kasarani.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga in Nakuru County on December 1, 2021.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga in Nakuru County on December 1, 2021.
Image: TWITTER/RAILA ODINGA

"We are almost at the peak of the journey we started in 2018. Friday will show that Kenyans are united," he said.

"Kenyans will speak on Friday and the face of Kenya will be there.

The former Prime Minister urged supporters to throng the stadium by 6 am.

"I want to see the stadium full to capacity by cockcrow on Friday."

Raila spoke on Monday when he met 200 ODM and Jubilee officials from Nairobi.

He was accompanied by MPs Junet Mohammed (Suna East), George Aladwa (Makadara), Wafula Wamunyinyi (Kanduyi) and ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna.

Edited by D Tarus