Raila hints at working with Kalonzo ahead of 2022 elections

Raila hints at working with Kalonzo ahead of 2022 elections

ODM party leader Raila Odinga. PHOTO/COURTESY

  • Odinga suggested that since his political beliefs and those of Kalonzo align, he is certain they are bound to work together.


Orange Democratic Movement Party leader Raila Odinga has hinted at a coalition between him and the Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

Odinga who was speaking at the Wiper National Delegates Conference held at Kasarani on Thursday suggested that since his political beliefs and those of Kalonzo align, he is certain they are bound to work together.

“Mimi nina hakika kwa sababu yale ambayo Kalonzo anataka ndio yale ambayo Raila Odinga anataka, Barabara yetu itakutana tena, hapo mbele barabara yetu itakutana tena,” Odinga said.

The former premier dismissed critics questioning his presence at the event saying that he was invited for being a good friend and a brother to the Wiper leader.

“Nimeona wengine wanabweka ni kwa sababu gani Raila amealikwa hapa. Raila na Kalonzo ni mandugu. Kwa hivyo ngugu yangu mdogo ako na harusi na ndio maana nilifika,” Raila said.

While commenting on his friendship with the former vice president, Odinga said that the two have a history of walking in unity and ensuring the prosperity of this country since the late President Moi’s era up to the last presidential elections in 2018.

“Tumekuwa na Kalonzo katika hali nyingi ya mapambano; tumetoa wao kwa KANU, tukaunda NARC pamoja, wakati ule wa Kibaki. Tukaja chungwa nan dizi, chungwa ikaangusha ndizi. Kwa hivo Wiper na ODM ni mandugu, Misingi yao ilikua ni chungwa, ODM,” Odinga explained.

Consequently, Odinga lauded the Wiper leader for his achievement and for being endorsed as the party's flag bearer.

“Miminasema hongera, hongera! Hongera! Kalonzo Musyoka kwa sababu leo tayari ametandazwa kama candidate wa chama cha Wiper,” said Odinga.

The Wiper National Delegates Conference saw leaders across the political divide attend the conference; One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals (Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Gideon Moi), Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Nairobi Senator Johnstone Sakaja were some of the guests present.