NYERI, Kenya, July 2 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Friday urged voters in central Kenya to support his presidential run in the 2022 general election, citing his previous support for leaders from the region in their hunt for the top seat.
During the funeral of former EALA MP Mumbi Ng’aru’s mother in the Kakuret area of Kieni, Odinga said he was among the leaders in helping former President Mwai Kibaki, the late President Daniel Moi’s hand-picked successor, Uhuru Kenyatta, beat up in 2002 general election.
“I’ve been there to support your leaders, many of whom are my friends, and I also know what hurts our economy. Together with your son, we have planned the Vision 2030, which will turn this economy around, ”said Odinga.
He said the government is focused on improving this country’s economy by avoiding tribal and divisive policies.
Odinga attacked an unnamed head of government who said he had derailed President Kenyatta’s development agenda by spreading rampant corruption.
The BBI court’s policy on constitutional review was not left out as the former prime minister said the court-opened trial would resume soon.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega said that voters in central Kenya will rally their support for Raila Odinga with the blessing of President Kenyatta.