Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has today met a section of Mt Kenya leaders as he seeks to consolidate support for his 2022 Presidential bid.
The leaders present for the breakfast meeting promised to support Raila’s presidential candidature in
Murang’a Women Representatives Sabina Chege said that it is a beginning of a new journey and they are going to walk together to support his presidential candidature.
“It’s a beginning of a new journey and we are very happy that we have started with this kind of conversation. We also have liked the approach of Raila coming to talk to us, humbling himself cause we’re tired of people chase stamping and looking for our support by force. So from today we have started a new journey and we’re going to walk together,” she said.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega said since Raila has aked for guidance to climb Mt Kenya, they will guide him.
“You can’t climb Mt Kenya if you don’t have a guide and because other people think they can climb Mt Kenya without a guide, Raila has said he wants a guidance on how to climb the mountain,” he said.
Majority Leader in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya said they will continue with the same conversation.
“He has assured us that the interests of our region are safe with him because he got a commitment with him that he shared with our president in securing the gains for our region,” Kimunya said.
Kimunya said they will expand their engagement to the Parliament where the ODM and the Jubilee MPs will continue supporting the president in his work.
Raila said he has been shown different routes to follow until he reaches the Lenana peak.
“They have shown me different routes to follow until you reach the Lenana peak and we have agreed that we are in this match altogether,” Raila said.
“We can reach that glory land that was envisaged by our forefathers, which is about a God-fearing nation, where justice is the shield and defender, we live in unity, peace, and liberty.”
The leaders present for the breakfast meeting were led by National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya, Deputy Majority Whip Maoka Maore, Kieni MP Kanini Kega, Limuru MP Peter Mwathi, Muranga Woman Rep Sabina Chege, former MP Dennis Waweru among others and were joined by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed.
His meeting came after his endorsement by top businessmen from Mt. Kenya region at the Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, where he was embraced as Kenyatta’s successor.