Leaders from the Mt. Kenya region have reassured Raila supporters in the Luo community of their support for ODM leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.
Led by Kikuyu elder Wachira Kiago, the group of elders ensured that the bond between the two communities will remain strong for future generations.
They were speaking in Ugenya constituency where they were hosted by Siaya Senator James Orengo together with several legislators from the Luo-Nyanza region. enhanced the Azimio la Umoja campaign.
They noted that after examining Kenya’s history, they had realized there was no reason to divide the Kikuyu and Luo communities.
“Jakom will be the fifth president, that one we are sure about. So we have come to strengthen the relationship between you and us,” one elder said.
Among the MPs who flocked to the ceremony were National Assembly Majority leader Amos Kimunya, Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege, and nominated MP Maina Kamanda.
The legislators said that Mr. Odinga’s popularity in the Mt. Kenya region has already shot up owing to the handshake and the cordial relationship between the two communities.
They, however, challenged leaders and elders from the Luo community to ensure they mobilize their people to register as voters to increase Mr. Odinga’s vote basket.
“The most critical item is to register as voters, let jus help baba with that assurance within the next 15 days,” said Orengo.