Ten political parties have pledged to join Raila Odinga’s 2022 train and will soon be unveiled in a new alliance spearheaded by the ODM leader. Unlike his 2022 competitors, Mr. Odinga and his team of strategists have been working silently in the background, reaching out to former political rivals and new allies who have agreed to partner with Camp Tinga next year August.
According to sources within the corridors of power, party leaders of Jubilee (President Uhuru), KANU (Gideon Moi), Narck (Charity Ngilu), Maendeleo Chap Chap (Alfred Mutua), PNU (Peter Munya), RBK- Party (Kiraitu Murungi), PAA (Amason Kingi), WDM (Kalonzo Musyoka), Muungano Party (Kivutha Kibwana) and KNC (Peter Kenneth) have kickstarted or plan to start formally engaging Raila over 2022.
Apart from the ten, also on the radar of Mr. Odinga’s men are party leaders Mwangi Kiunjuri (TSP), Martha Karua (TSP), Moses Kuria (CCK), and former UNCTAD boss Mukhisa Kituyi who is believed to have taken over the PEP Party.
The new alliance, approved by President Uhuru Kenyatta will champion the Azimio La Umoja rallying call of national unity, as envisioned in the 2018 Handshake.
During a tour of Kajiado County on Monday, Raila said no economic model can succeed in a divided country.
The former PM was in the county to popularise his Azimio La Umoja initiative, his new political slogan as he prepares to launch his 5th stab at the presidency in the 2022 General Election.
”Everywhere you go in this country, citizens are lamenting over marginalization and lack of access to necessities such as water and sanitation, electricity and education. We must begin thinking of building a country that focus on sectional interest but still put the country’s interests above,” the ODM leader said.