I’m not a project – Raila speaks of Uhuru’s hand in race for presidency
Thursday, December 30th, 2021 11:11 | < 1 min read
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has defended his bid for the country's presidency stating that he is not anyone's project.
Speaking on Wednesday, December 29, in a televised interview, Raila further stated that he doesn't need any endorsement from President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the race for statehouse in August 2022.
"I don't want Uhuru Kenyatta's endorsement. I want his vote. If the President offers me his vote I will be grateful. I'm not his project and I don't want to be his project." Raila said.
The ODM leader further stated that he has all it takes to lead Kenya.
Listing the achievements that Kenya has made since independence, Raila said the country needs an engineer to take it to great prosperity.
"I have what it takes to take Kenya to the next level.
"Kenya needs an engineer so that it can catch up with the countries that it was in the same level of development with, in 1963.
"With team effort, I can be able to identify talents in different fields so that our country can take off," Raila added.
He credited Kenya's first President Jomo Kenyatta for leading the country to independence, Daniel Moi for education, Mwai Kibaki for Vision 2030 and Uhuru Kenyatta for infrastructural development.
"Uhuru has set the country ready for take-off. It now needs reengineering to be where its peers during independence are at the moment," Raila said.