Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Raila Odinga has officially announced that he will run for presidency 2022.
He made the announcement at the Azimio la Umoja convention which was held at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.
“I do hereby accept to present myself as a Presidential candidate at the Presidential Election on 9th of August 2022 following the request and unanimous decision by this Azimio la Umoja,” said Raila.
He also launched Azimio la Umoja Movement which he said will be a coalition leading him to State House.
He noted that he is not running for the top seat to oppose anyone but to propose better policies.
“I am not at war with personalities, I am at war with ideologies that would lead this nation in the wrong direction. Ideologies that divide us instead of uniting us. Ideologies that put the personal above the national good,” said Raila.
said he will soon launch a manifesto containing all critical issues like corruption that his administration will focus on.
“Very soon, I will unveil a detailed manifesto addressing other critical concerns like corruption, public debt, industrialization, digital economy and promotion and protection of businesses and, particularly, protection of private property.”
Raila said his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta was not a self-enriching enterprise.
He said that he will never ask for anything from it, except for the opportunity to serve.