Saturday, February 26, 2022 – ODM party leader Raila Odinga has dismissed allegations that President Uhuru Kenyatta will shortchange him in the forthcoming elections.

Speaking during the ODM National Governing Convention (NDC) yesterday, Raila said he had a deep conversation with the Head of State and that he will not abandon him.

“People said Uhuru is cheating you and he will abandon you.”

“I told them I know he will not.”

“I was certain because we had deep conversations and we agreed that this country needs to be moved to where the ancestors want it to be,” Raila said.

According to Raila, the 2018 handshake between him and Uhuru will not die after the end of the August 9 General Election.

“When we take over, we will continue with the work he has started and move on. 

“This bond will not die with the elections. The elections are just going to strengthen it and we will work together moving forward,” he said.

This comes just a day after Uhuru officially endorsed the former prime minister over his Deputy William Ruto for the presidency in the forthcoming presidential election.

“An old man on a stool sees further than a boy on a tree. Let me stick with the old man (Raila) who I can talk to,” President Uhuru said.

Raila’s assurance will most likely piss off some quarters, especially Ruto’s camp, who have been anticipating the ultimate betrayal of Raila by Uhuru before elections.


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