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Raila says he is not seeking employment as president of Kenya come August

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 19:07 | By
ODM leader Raila Odinga. PHOTO/COURTESY

Orange Democratic Movement (0DM) party leader Raila Odinga has said that he is not seeking employment and is instead focused on crafting a partnership with Kenyans once elected as the next president in August.

According to Raila, the only way to bring change in the country is by partnering with each and every Kenyan once he is elected to office in August.

"I’m not seeking employment as the president of Kenya, I want to partner with you so that we can bring change to our country and expand the economy to greater heights," Raila said.

The former premier also promised a basket of goodies for the youth if he succeeds president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Odinga promised that his administration would create a conducive environment for creation of jobs and wealth for the youth.

The presidential candidate also promised to develop manufacturing industries in various sectors which would, in turn, create jobs for Kenyans.

"We will bring industries through value addition to grow agriculture sectors that will create employment to our youth. We must partner together, I want to partner with you so that we bring change to our country. And we will be able to expand our economy," he said.

The ODM leader took the opportunity to urge Kenyans also called to turn up in large numbers for his first public engagement of the year as he takes his Azimio la Umoja campaign trail to Thika on Saturday to popularize his party agenda.

Raila was addressing a delegation of youth from Mt Kenya on Tuesday at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Nairobi.

The meeting was also attended by Law scholar Makau Mutua, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna and Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala who rallied the youth to support Raila's presidential bid.

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