On Sunday, July 10, Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party flag bearer Raila Odinga and his presidential running mate Martha Karua stormed Deputy President William Ruto’s backyard in a hunt for votes.
Raila who toured Bomet and Kericho Counties received a warm reception in a region that is perceived to be William Ruto’s home turf.
In what appeared that the 2022 presidential front runner Raila Odinga had taken over Ruto’s stronghold, the longest-serving opposition leader was gifted a symbolic key to State House.
A man from the crowd walked straight to Raila Odinga and handed him a symbolic key to State House while he was addressing the crowd at Moi Gardens in Kericho town.
In a video seen by Kivumbi.co.ke, Raila who will be giving his fifth and last attempt at the presidency received the one-of-a-kind gift at the podium alongside his 2022 presidential running mate Martha Karua.
In the clip, Raila could be seen excitedly unveiling the key which was a confirmation that he will become the next tenant of the State House for the next five years.
During his tour, Raila promised to seal all loopholes being used by a few corrupt people in Kenya.
“Those who have been dipping fingers in our national coffers will be made to account for how they amassed the immense wealth once we win the presidency,” Raila said in reference to William Ruto.
This comes barely a month after the former Prime Minister was gifted a portrait of the Kenyan State House during his tour of Narok County.
Designed with white walls and red roofing, the presidential hopeful said that the portrait signifies his victory in the August 9, General Election.
“These youths have given the State House Kenya portrait, they have said they want by residence to be in the state house,” Raila said.