ODM leader Raila Odinga will give a formal announcement next month, December 9th on whether or not he will be making a fifth stab at the presidency next year.
Speaking in Eastleigh on Sunday at one of his Nairobi roadside rallies, the former prime minister promised a ‘big announcement’ ending the speculation on if he will be on the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
”I am still traversing the country. I have only been left with Ukambani and some parts of Mt.Kenya but December 9th is when I will declare whether I will go for it or not. Next month, on December 9, I will formally make the big announcement,” Mr. Odinga said, flanked by a host of ODM and Jubilee politicians.
He said he has been waiting to be sure his supporters are registered as voters, describing them as “my soldiers.”
“I said I don’t want to go to the battle without a team that have the weapons which is an ID and a voters card,” he said while at the same time urging Nairobi youth to come out en masse and register as voters.
”We are going for a tough war, and they started prepare their weapons way earlier and already they are claiming that they are ready for the 2022 political battle. We want to tell them being ahead is not indication that you will emerge first. We will go to the 2022 political battle when we are ready,” Odinga added.
The former prime minister who has had “Azimio la Umoja” conventions in Mombasa, Nakuru, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Garissa, Turkana, Eldoret, Isiolo, Meru, Embu, and Tharaka Nithi counties plans to conclude tours of Mt Kenya and Ukambani regions before the planned major rally in the capital.