With less than 50 days to the August polls, Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua, have promised to initiate far-reaching reforms.
Both Raila and Karua we’re part of the second liberation that championed the advancement of Democratic space in the county, and they have vowed to initiate the third liberation if they win the August polls.
But critics of the Raila-Karua ticket say that the 2022 election is more about economic liberation as compared to constitutional liberation.
In an exclusive interview with The Nation on Saturday, June 25, William Ruto’s 2022 presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua says Raila – Karua’s ticket represents Kenya’s past which will have little influence on the August polls.
According to the outspoken lawmaker, Kenyans are more interested in discussions that could help them cater to their families and not about the third liberation.
“Odinga and Karua represent the past. This history is available in books. You don’t have to tell them what you did and did not do. Most of the young people do not care about who fought for independence and second liberation” Gachagua said as quoted by Nation.
According to the outgoing Mathira legislator, any Kenyans will for the Kenya Kwanza alliance because of their strong economic recovery plan that aims at the creation of jobs.
“What they want is food on the table, creation of jobs, and a good environment to do business. That is what I and Ruto am interested in. We belong to the future. I know a majority of voters want leaders who have a plan for them.” He added.
At the same time, Gachagua dismissed the assertion that Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential running mate has better credentials than him.
According to Gachagua, he cannot be compared to the Narc-Kenya leader as they are like day and night in terms of what the two stands for.
“The comparison between myself and Karua is like day and night. We are working on economic changes that will create jobs and a good business environment so that our people can thrive. That is the difference. People can continue making these comparisons but you cannot compare day and night.” He said.