The wife of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Mama Ida, has asked TUSEN to forgive her and her husband for comments about campaign tracks that may have offended them.
At Azimio la Umoja’s final rally at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, August 6, Ida acknowledged that some of their feelings did not sit well with some of the TUSEN.
“I prayed for all TUSEN yesterday (Friday). If there is anyone we have wronged during the campaigns, we ask for their forgiveness. We are going into this race with a clean heart,” she said.
Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga during his speech at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
Thanks to Raila Odinga
She further urged TUSEN to support Raila’s candidacy, noting that the former prime minister was better placed to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In addition, Ida urged TUSEN to come out and vote in large numbers, adding that it was necessary to keep the peace after the polls ended.
“Today he (Raila) finished the campaigns and today is the last day. He drove a good race and finished the race,” she said.
“All that’s left is to give him a gold medal. Will you give him the gold medal?’ she posed.
Raila’s wife has come under sharp criticism in recent months after a statement she made about the registration of churches in the country.
Her statement saw the Kenya Kwanza team lash out at the ODM boss and the Azimio team, claiming that the duo was against the church – which they believe should not be regulated by the government.
In response, however, she said her statements had been taken out of context and confirmed that the church plays a major role in feeding TUSEN.
“As a committed believer in Jesus Christ, I understand that preaching is a calling and that anyone can be touched to minister the word of God. This is a fact that I have valued for a long time and I have seen many preachers eloquent and diligent in life changing to preach.
“I remain committed to promoting the growth of church space for a better society in Kenya,” she reiterated.
Vice President William Ruto addresses delegates at the CUEA on Friday, August 5 during the signing of the covenants with the provinces.