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Thursday March 14, 2019-Siaya Senator, James Orengo has said Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga is already scheming how to capture power in 2022 and believe President Uhuru Kenyatta could play a role in a coalition with the Orange party.

In an interview with one of the local dailies, Orengo, who is also the Senate Minority leader, also confirmed that the party will field a presidential candidate in 2022 presidential polls.

However, Orengo said the Opposition leader did not want to mix campaigns for presidency with the handshake and his role at the African Union.

“We are very well organised about 2022. ODM as a party will be on the ballot box in one shape or another, I can tell you that. But what I can tell you for purposes of Raila is that he is involved in an exercise that if mixed up with 2022 may work against his politics,” Orengo said. 

“If Raila was to put his campaign out there and at the same time be involved as an envoy and handshake, all that will not be good for his politics. He is very focused.” Orengo added.

Orengo also accused Deputy President William Ruto’s camp of discrediting the fight against corruption for political gain.

Orengo said he was supporting the handshake because Uhuru and Raila had committed to fighting corruption. 

The Kenyan DAILY POST
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