Raila Odinga, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader has fired a warning shot to opponents of the Azimio la Umoja unity call, saying they will be rendered redundant in the coming days.
Speaking in Kisumu county on Wednesday, the former prime minister said his unity call with President Uhuru Kenyatta was unstoppable and that their intention is to bring all Kenyans together arguing.
“The power of unity has impacted so many people around the world and Kenya is no exception. We must revert to the days before independence when our unity was rock solid. There is no reason why some leaders should pull parallel to this cause, when I and President Uhuru Kenyatta have buried the hatchet and agreed to unite Kenyans,” the ODM leader said after joining Kenyans to travel in the recently launched Nairobi-Kisumu train service in a ceremonial ride that started from Fort Tenan in Kericho to Kisumu.
“Soon those who have refused to join us and are pulling parallel or against the unity call will be rendered redundant. They better board the unity train now or else they will be left behind,” Mr. Odinga added.
Raila was accompanied by governors Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), James Ongwae (Kisii) and Anyang’ Nyong’o, (Kisumu). Others were EAC Chief Administrative Secretary Ken Obura, Kenya Railways MD Philip Mainga and Kisumu County Speaker Elisha Oraro.