Sunday August 18, 2019-Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga has given a hint that he will be on ballot in 2022, despite keeping his cards under the table.
For over one year, Mr. Odinga has been supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta, leaving his supporters and opponents in a limbo, a move that has brought about uncertainty.
More often than not, Raila has insisted on constitutional changes, arguing that the country needs radical reforms before going for 2023 polls.
Speaking yesterday in Gem during the burial of Eva Donde, Raila asked his supporters to prepare for 2020 party elections, adding that they will help popularise ODM.
“We want to begin to consolidate our grassroots support ahead of 2022,” said Raila.
The former Prime Minister revisited his famous Canaan remarks, saying that he only changed tact and that eventually his people will reach the Promised Land.
"You have seen me change tack. This is a strategy. There are several ways that can lead us to where our ambition is," he said.
"We will eventually get to Canaan, the land of plenty where our youth will get jobs, schools, health facilities, water, electricity and roads will not be a problem. That is where we seek to take the country," he added.
Should Raila join the race, it will be his fifth attempt after four failed bids. He first contested in 1997 before claiming victory in 2007, 2013 and 2017.
The Kenyan DAILY POST