Raila is like my dad, I have no issue with him - Sakaja

Sakaja was elected Senator of Nairobi in 2017 under Uhuru's Jubilee party.

In Summary

• According to Sakaja, the former Prime Minister is like a father to him and that the role he has played in making Kenya the country it is, shall remain in history.

• Sakaja said that he also respects President Uhuru Kenyatta who believed in him from a very young age to lead a national party.

Nairobi Senator and governor aspirant Johnson Sakaja speaking at Karen during Iftar dinner on April 21, 2022
Nairobi Senator and governor aspirant Johnson Sakaja speaking at Karen during Iftar dinner on April 21, 2022
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Nairobi Senator and governor hopeful Johnson Sakaja has said that he has no issue with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential aspirant Raila Odinga.

According to Sakaja, the former Prime Minister is like a father to him and the role he has played in making Kenya the country it is today shall remain in history.

"Raila Amollo Odinga is like a father to me. Of all leaders, Raila Odinga is the only one who has come to my home for my son's birthday. His role in Kenya's history cannot be erased. I respect them," the senator told Radio Citizen on Wednesday.

Sakaja said that he also respects President Uhuru Kenyatta who believed in him from a very young age to lead a national party, The National Alliance.

"I respect President Uhuru Kenyatta he picked me from President Mwai Kibaki's team, we started TNA where I was chairman at the age of 26. He believed in me and I thank him."

The United Democratic Alliance gubernatorial aspirant for the City County insisted that he has no issue with any of the two leaders from the Azimio camp.

He added that he would focus on selling his agenda for the people of Nairobi and preaching the politics of ideologies.

"I have no issue with anybody but I'm selling my agenda, you will never hear me abusing Raila Odinga or saying anything bad about Uhuru Kenyatta. I'm preaching clean politics," Sakaja stated.

He added; "You will never hear me talk ill of my opponents. I will only discuss issues."

Sakaja who has previously worked with President Uhuru switched camps and joined Deputy President William Ruto's UDA.

He will face off with Azimio-OKA gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe, seeking the Nairobi County boss seat on a Jubilee party ticket.

Sakaja was elected Senator of Nairobi in 2017 under Uhuru's Jubilee party.

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