Azimio Movement leader Raila Odinga is expected back in Nairobi after a successful four-day campaign blitz from Saturday 19th, that saw him traverse the Coastal counties of Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, and Taita Taveta drumming up support for his presidential bid.
On the first leg of the tour in Kilifi on Saturday, Mr. Odinga, who was away in India for ten days told Kenyans not to entertain his critics in Kenya Kwanza Alliance who continue to label him a state project.
“If anyone refers to me as a project tell them they are fools,” he said while addressing a crowd in Bemba. I was in the race with them in 2013 and in 2017. I even went to court to challenge my victory and the court ruled in my favor and ordered for a repeat poll, so why would they now claim that I am a project?” Mr. Odinga posed.
The following day on Sunday, the Azimio Movement leader stormed Mombasa county where thousands of his supporters showed up at the Tononoka grounds for a mega rally.
Here, he hinted the Azimio Movement could opt to zone the country to help each outfit in the coalition to ring-fence its strongholds and assure ODM of clinching the presidency.
“We do not want a situation where we compete and divide our votes which will enable the rival party to win the seats. We will have to wait until we have signed a coalition pact,” Raila said.
More than fifteen political parties are expected to form the larger Azimio Coalition party.
Yesterday, the ODM leader met OKA principal and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at a hotel in Mombasa . Here, the two leaders discussed political matters and possible future alliances before Mr. Odinga proceeded to Kwale county, to a rousing welcome in Lunga Lunga constituency.
Today marked the final leg of his four-day tour and was in Taita Taveta county where he was accompanied by Governors Ali Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Charity Ngilu (Kitui), and Granton Samboja (Taita Taveta). MPs present were Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Kanini Kega (Kieni) Naomi Shaban (Taveta), and Senator Ledama Ole Kina. Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth was also part of his entourage.