Raila goes back to Mt Kenya in search of votes
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga is headed back to Mt Kenya three days after he last visited the region.
Raila will today, Tuesday, February 1, take his campaigns to Nyandarua County where he is expected to make several stop-overs addressing the county's residents.
His frequent visit to Mt Kenya has been viewed as a move to tame Deputy President William Ruto's influence in the region.
According to a recent survey, Ruto is still the most popular presidential candidate within the vote-rich region. Raila now aims at reducing the gap through his radical campaign strategy.
His tour to Nyandarua comes three days after he visited Murang'a county where he promised to revive the country's ailing economy and fight corruption.
“We are fighting for the country’s economy and this time I'm calling on the Kenyan youths and everybody to be part of this quest,” Raila said.
Raila also promised to sort out various issues that are affecting the Mt Kenya region including agriculture and water issues.
He also urged the region to be wary of deceitful politicians as the country heads to the August election.
“Their ( referring to his main competitor DP Ruto) agenda is unrealistic, we do not want our youths to push wheelbarrows,” he said.