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Raila: I do not mind being called Mganga

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Raila Odinga says being labeled a mganga (witch-doctor) by his political rivals bothers him not. The ODM leader, while speaking in Kiambu on Wednesday evening said the term meant a healer in Swahili and he was proud of being one.

”Mganga is a (Kiswahili) word for a medic, and if they say that I’m a mganga then it’s well with me. There’s a difference between a witch doctor and a medic,” Raila said in Ngecha during the burial of Grace Muthoni, sister of ODM parliamentary aspirant for Limuru constituency George Gichini.

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The ODM boss also hit out at opponents of the BBI, a document he said had immense benefits for the people of Mt Kenya.

“Kiambu lost big by the failure of BBI to pass. You lost a lot of money. BBI was meant to make Kenyans equal in the distribution of wealth. I’m optimistic that reggae will be back soon to benefit Kenyans,” the former prime minister told residents.

Raila, who was accompanied by Kiambu Governor Ndindi Nyoro, and a host of MPs from the region promised to address healthcare provision, job creation as well as access to education.

“Our children must get quality education, affordable health care. Today, Kenyans are forced to contribute for their sick or dead kin. We want to end that,” the ODM leader stated, while hitting out at DP William Ruto and his wheelbarrow politics.

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”Our youths are not looking for wheelbarrow after graduation, we want to get them 21-century jobs. It is not about the jobs, it should be about meaningful engagement. It can be done,” he added.

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