On Wednesday, May 25, the 2022 presidential front runner addressed various rallies in Vihiga where thousands of residents turned out to listen to the Azimio gospel.
Addressing Vihiga residents at Shamakhokho market the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential flag bearer retaliated his commitment to needy households with a stipend of Sh6,000 every month.
The former prime minister claimed that Sh700b is stolen each year in the current administration pledging to seal loopholes to make funds available for his social protection program.
“I served as Kenya’s prime minister between 2008 and 2013. Before that, I served as a minister in Mwai Kibaki’s government. I know the loopholes that they are exploiting to steal funds from the government,” he said in Vihiga County.
The ODM boss is accompanied by Kisumu governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, former National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende, Senator George Khaniri, CS Eugene Wamalwa, Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, and nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi, among other leaders.
Vihiga County, Mudavadi’s backyard, has traditionally voted for the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition para re presidential flag bearer but the 2022 elections are proving to be different after Mudavadi and Wetang’ula joined Kenya Kwanza.
Already Mudavadi and Wetangu’la have a target of delivering 70 % of Luhya votes to the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer for them to secure 30 % of the Kenya Kwanza government.
Speaking in Khwisero, Kakamega County on Tuesday, May 24, Mudavadi exuded confidence saying Western Kenya is no longer a Raila stronghold.
“Wetangula and I are here at home… 70 percent, the Western vote is little, we will bring 90 percent,” Mudavadi said.