Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has promised to shake hands with his three rivals after the August 9 elections.
Raila reiterated that he will contact Kenya’s Vice President Kwanza, William Ruto, Roots Party’s George Wajackoyah and Agano Party’s David Mwaure, whether he wins the election or not.
Speaking at Azimio La Umoja’s final rally at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, August 6, Raila stated that the country was bigger than any individual.
“We will soon enter Canaan and in Canaan we must embrace reconciliation. In my government there will be no revenge, I promise to be the president of all,” Raila declared.
Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga during his speech at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
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“I want to assure the TUSEN that I will continue with this handshake doctrine for the sake of Kenya. I will shake hands if I win and I will shake hands if I don’t and I will do it because I love Kenya more than I love I like Raila Odinga,” he confirmed.
He also claimed that he had seen Canaan, the land of milk and honey, where he would lead the TUSEN in the third liberation from incitement, economic oppression and inequality.
In his last entry, Raila recalled his detention in the 1980s and thanked his wife Mama Ida Odinga for supporting him through the struggle.
“I want to thank the strongest human being I know, Her Excellency Dr. Ida Betty Anyango Odinga, the mainstay of our family and the secret of our combined strength. Nothing can stop the strength of a good woman fighting shoulder to shoulder with an engineer ,” he claimed.
About his running mate, Raila said he trusts Martha Karua as his deputy and reminded TUSEN that she played a vital role in Kenya’s second liberation.
“I also want to thank my compatriots in the fight. Thank you for keeping the faith,” he declared.
Finally, he called on his followers to come out in large numbers and cast their votes in his fifth quest for the presidency.
“The battle is the hardest when victory is closest. Prepare, dear TUSEN, and keep your spirits up – aluta continua. bring,” he noted.
Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and leaders from the Ukambani region during a meeting in Athi River on Sunday, June 12, 2022.