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North Eastern leaders to endorse Raila in Garissa

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Leaders from the North-Eastern counties of Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, and Marsabit are expected to throw their weight behind ODM leader Raila Odinga’s 2022 presidential bid.

This will be the first time the leaders from the region close ranks to endorse a single presidential candidate, especially after the truce between President Uhuru and the former prime minister.

The North Eastern endorsement follows a similar endorsement by leaders and senior government officials from Nyanza, Western, Coast, and South Rift.

Read: Kanini Kega: Raila Odinga is the real deal

Last month, more than 40 leaders announced the formation of Upya Movement to galvanise the region behind Raila Odinga.

Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani, Governors Ali Korane (Garissa), Mohamed Kuti (Isiolo), and Ahmed Muktar (Wajir) have publicly said they are part of the movement.

Senators Fatuma Dullo (Isiolo) and Abdul Haji (Garissa).

Read: Nine cabinet secretaries rallying behind Raila’s 2022 bid

Others are MPs Adan Keynan (Eldas), Fatuma Gedi (Wajir), Rashid Kassim (Wajir East), Abdi Omar (Mbalambala), Abdul Sheik (Mandera North), Naisula Lesuuda (Samburu West), Ibrahim Ahmed (Wajir North), Garane Mohamed (Ladgera) and Adan Haji (Mandera South).

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