After his successful Azio la Umoja convention for Mt Kenya West region on Saturday in Nyeri, ODM supremo Raila Odinga has a new recruit for his national campaigns team.
Muranga Woman Representative Sabina Chege, the only prominent female politician from Mt Kenya who has stuck with Uhuru Kenyatta amidst well oiled UDA propaganda against the president and his allies in the region.
On Saturday, Ms Sabina Chege at the Ruringu Stadium during the Azimio la Umoja convention which brought together elected leaders and interest groups from the five counties of Nyeri, Kiambu, Laikipia, Muranga, and Nyandarua, read a list of 10 demands by the region to be met by Raila if he is to receive their backing for the presidency.
“That we unanimously support the agenda of Shared Prosperity and Inclusivity being championed by Raila through the Azimio la Umoja and the vision for a Kenyan nation founded on the principles of Utu, Umoja, Usawa, Usalizaji and Ustawi Kwa Wote,” the Woman Rep read out in part.
After the Nyeri event, Ms Chege was part of Mr. Odinga’s team at the Luo Festival in Nairobi and is currently accompanying the former prime minister at a Sunday Church service in Embakasi East.
The Woman Rep joins the list of new allies and nerve centres charged with mobilising support for the former prime minister and will be directly answerable to him.
Other prominent members of the team from Mt Kenya are governors Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru), Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua) and Ndiritu Murithi of Laikipia.
Also, part of the group are former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, nominated MP Maina Kamanda and Kieni’s Kanini Kega, and Ngunjiri Wambugu of Nyeri Town.
The team will be unveiled at the Bomas of Kenya on December 10th the same day Raila Odinga will be announcing fifth State House bid.