Wa Iria will help boost numbers for Raila in Mt. Kenya-Sabina Chege
Murang'a women representative Sabina Wanjiru Chege says that the move by governor Mwangi Wa Iria to join the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition will help boost numbers for presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
Speaking to supporters in Murang'a, Chege said Wa Iria is an influencial leader at the grassroots and he is able to command a huge following from not only the people of Mt.Kenya region but also the entire country which is an advantage for the Azimio camp.
"Wa Iria was to vie for presidency but his bid was not successful but he has a huge following and we are hoping those people will become our supporters" she said.
Chege also lauded the governor for his move stating that it was wise of him to join the winning team.
"I know it took him time to decide which side to go and he finally opted to us and we are happy for that" Chege added.
"He shall be part of our team to lead the campaigns for Raila in the region and we are hoping to deliver over 50 percent of votes to Raila" she remarked.
Wa Iria launched his presidential bid on mid last year, however, he did not get the clearance from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
At the time, the commission cited anomalies in the documents he submitted.
His effort to seek legal redress over the matter also hit a snag after his petition was dismissed by the high court,
Chege also urged the residents to turn out in large numbers to welcome the Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua ahead of their tour today.
"We have a series of events tomorrow as we bring the two to Murang'a and we will also be welcoming Wa Iria to our team officially,
"We shall have three events first one in Kenol Maragua, the second one at Kangema and the main rally at Mumbi grounds in Kiharu" Chege added.