ODM leader Raila Odinga has warned his opponent likely opponent, Deputy President William Ruto, to prepare for a heated 2022 presidential battle.
During an event with musicians at SK Macharia’s home on Tuesday, July 27, Odinga said that he is preparing a tough political line-up for the 2022 presidential battle which no one will wish to face.
“The face of Kenya is here today, at S.K. Macharia’s place,” Raila Odinga said when he stood to address attendees to an event organized by a media mogul S.K Macharia in Murang’a county on Tuesday, July 27.
“A quest to unite Kenya after the March 9, 2018 handshake (between President Uhuru and I) continues. Next week we shall be in Nyanza then Western Kenya and thereafter tour Kenya’s coast..Uhuru shall be in our company,” said the former Prime Minister.
Raila Odinga’s presence in Murang’a County attracted several politicians allied to president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Leader present at the Murang’a meeting included; Governors James Ongwae, Alfred Mutua, James Nyoro, Mwangi Wa Iria, Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, Mombasa businessman and politician Suleiman Shahbal
The list included over 20 MPs- Peter Kimari, Maoka Maore, Nduati Ngugi, Kanini Kega, Maina Kamanda, Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga, and Junet Mohamed among others.
This is not the first time Raila Odinga is warning Ruto of a political Tsunami in the 2022 presidential battle.
On June 26, the ODM leader warned that they are assembling a big machine to face opponents in the 2022 Presidential elections.
“There is a wind coming. It is heavy. It will turn into a tsunami. That is why I want our people to know that we know where we are going,” Raila said during the burial of his cousin Jakoyo Midiwo.
In his narrative of a political Tsunami, Raila implies that he is forming a coalition that will beat DP Ruto squarely in the 2022 presidential battle.
Interestingly, Raila Odinga speaks of a big machine when all his possible political coalitions are hanging on the loose.
Raila has been left alone in the NASA coalition after Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Party, Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC Party, and Moses Wetangula’s FORD Kenya walked out of NASA.
While withdrawing from the coalition, the co-principals accused Raila Odinga and ODM of dishonesty and manipulation.
The parties reached a decision to part ways and share the political parties’ funds that had been submitted under NASA.
On the other hand, ODM Party’s coalition talks with Jubilee have stalled for a period of 5 months.
While suspending the coalition talks, Jubilee said that they want to put their house in order first before joining forces with another party.