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Uhuru campaigns for Raila in Nairobi

Head of State tells residents they stand to benefit from the Azimio flagbearer presidency

In Summary
  • President tells residents not allow opponents of Azimio La Umoja to intimidate them with empty rhetoric.
  • Uhuru and Raila are set to start countrywide campaigns to popularize Azimio La Umoja ahead of the General Elections.
President Uhuru Kenyatta , with a section of Nairobi Jubilee MCAs at Burma Market on March 17, 2022
President Uhuru Kenyatta , with a section of Nairobi Jubilee MCAs at Burma Market on March 17, 2022
Image: PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday drummed up support for Azimio la Umoja flagbearer Raila Odinga in parts of Nairobi after the commissioning of a public hospital. 

Uhuru asked residents to back Raila’s presidential bid saying they stood to benefit from his economic plans for the country.

“They can insult me but we will remain committed to the unity of Kenya and our top priority as Azimio will be to improve lives of the people,” he said at a roadside rally.

"Will you support Baba [Raila] and hold him with Azimio?" the President asked an ecstatic crowed.

Uhuru told residents not allow opponents of Azimio to intimidate them with empty rhetoric.

The President spoke after he opened Mama Margaret Kenyatta Children Hospital, a Level 6 facility that has now been finished and ready to serve residents.

Uhuru said the government managed to put up the facility because of the unity of the area leadership.

“We worked hand in hand with the governor, ward and constituency leaders to build this hospital. Do you want us to work together or do you want politics of insults?” he posed.

“There is no way you can fight poverty when the country is not stable. We want unity so that investors can come and our youths will get jobs.”

Uhuru and Raila are set to start countrywide campaigns to popularise Azimio la Umoja ahead of the general election.

The new coalition brings together Jubilee, ODM, One Kenya Alliance among other parties which have separately signed partnership agreements with them.

Raila was endorsed as the Azimio La Umoja Movement presidential candidate on March 12 by at least 21 political parties including Jubilee, Wiper and Kanu.

Uhuru accompanied Raila to the first Azimio rally in Jaracanda, Nairobi after his endorsement.

“It will be a government of inclusivity,” President Kenyatta said.  “Let’s work together with the more than 22 parties that have come together to support this cause,” he added.

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