August 9

State House race: Raila set to be endorsed by Matatu owners before proceeding to Kasarani for final rally

Saturday, August 6th, 2022 13:33 | By
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Raila Odinga and Azimio team on the campaign trail. PHOTO/(@Raila Odinga)Facebook.

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga is today, Saturday, August 6, 2022 set to be endorsed by Matatu owners association at Roasters Inn along Thika road.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader will be flanked by his running mate Martha Karua and other leaders allied to the coalition.

After the endorsement, Raila will head to Kasarani to reaffirm his agenda for Kenyans ahead of the close of campaigns for the General Election.

With 2 days left to the August General election, frontrunners are finalising their last campaigns before the elections slated for Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Prior to his final rally set for today, the former premier was in the coastal region selling his agenda to Kenyans.

Raila described the August 9, election as crucial for the country’s future, saying a vote for Baba and Martha's ticket will slay the ghost of corruption.

“I want you to make a statement on August 9, because the donkey is now tired. Your vote for the Azimio ticket will ensure that the donkey offloads the burden. Your vote will be crucial as it will determine the future. I want to assure you that a vote for Azimio will slay the dragon of corruption,” he told a rally in Tononoka.

And as he wrapped up campaigns for the Coast region, Raila called on his Kenya Kwanza rival Deputy President William Ruto to brace for the real showdown in the ballot where Kenyans will make their ultimate decision next week on Tuesday.

“Now the campaign period is coming to a close, we have sold our agenda. Now I want to invite the man who is fond of insulting me to bring it on. On Tuesday, I will stand on one side and he will stand on the other side then will lock horns head on and see who is stronger," Raila said.

While insisting on six-piece in favour of ODM, the Azimio leader campaigned for ODM candidates in Mombasa saying for him to form a strong government, he will need a strong team of “foot soldiers.”

“If you elect a weak team, the opposition will frustrate my government,” he said: “I want you to elect, ODM MCA, ODM governor, ODM woman rep, ODM MP, ODM Senator and Azimio president.”

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