Monday, August 12, 2013
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Sunday broke his silence
over the 2017 elections and declared he would take a fourth stab at the
The Cord leader assured supporters he would be on
the ballot paper, contrary to perceptions by critics he is already out
of active politics.
Mr Odinga, who spoke at the family cemetery of
freedom fighter Ojijo Oteko at Kanjira in Rachuonyo North, was urged by
residents to stay in politics.
Earlier during a fund-raiser at Adhiro Secondary
School, which was renamed Ojijo Oteko Memorial High School, Siaya
Senator James Orengo maintained that Mr Odinga was not going to abandon
“Why are they preoccupied with Raila’s age now
when they are aware of the ages the late Kenyatta and retired presidents
Moi and Kibaki were when they took office?” he said
For the second day in a row, Mr Orengo and MPs
Gladys Wanga, John Mbadi, Silvance Osele and George Oner
maintained that Cord won the March 4 polls.
The lawmakers reiterated that they had lost faith
in the polls team and urged all commissioners to pack up and leave
before it is too late.
“Let the current IEBC commissioners pack up and go
home because we will do everything to see them leave. If we managed to
send the late Samwel Kivuitu and his team home, who are the current
commissioners?” said Mr Orengo. The leaders once again predicted the
collapse of the Jubilee government within two years.
Mr Odinga urged Kenyans not to allow the current government to frustrate devolution, saying it is their only hope.
He urged the government to put infrastructure in place before rolling out the primary schools laptop project.