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Kenyan President Endorses Opposition Leader For Presidency

Kenyan President Endorses Opposition Leader For Presidency

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially endorsed the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga for the presidency.

Addressing delegates of the Mt Kenya region last week, Kenyatta urged his community to support Odinga, saying he has the best interests for the country.

Kenyatta snubbed his Deputy President William Ruto and decided to back an opposition leader, Odinga.

He said he will have no problem supporting Ruto in future if he reforms. Said, Kenyatta:

I’m asking you to support Raila Odinga as he means well for the Country. When ‘my young man reforms’, we will consider him.

This is the first time President Kenyatta was publicly telling his community that the ODM leader was his preferred successor.

He told the Sagana III meeting that Odinga was the best fit not only for the Mt Kenya region but Kenya ta large.

Odinga (77), served as the Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008 to 2013.

He was the main opposition candidate in the 2007 presidential election, running against the then incumbent Mwai Kibaki.

In the subsequent presidential election 5 years later, Odinga came out second against Kenyatta.

He made another attempt for the presidency in August 2017 against Kenyatta.

The electoral body declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner with 54% of the votes cast to Odinga’s 43%.

However, the outcome was eventually annulled by the Supreme Court following findings that the election was marred by “illegalities and irregularities”.

A subsequent fresh election ordered by the Court was won by Kenyatta when Odinga declined to participate citing inadequate reforms to enable a fair process in the repeat poll.

More: The Star


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22 Comments

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

🇿🇼Dembare🇿🇼


trix 3 months ago

dembare 0 chicken inn 1

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

koo yatamba sei team yangu inorira nyika yose kunge song yaMaster KG Jerusalem?


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Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Well done President Kenyatta. I hope other sitting Presidents will learn from H.E Kenyatta's noble gesture that promotes democracy, not "domocracy" we see in our motherland as rightly put by Cde Matemad


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

@ Factors hell no this clown stole my id

factos 3 months ago

all i learned from all your comments commenting against CCC is that you just clowning otherwise you also love CCC and cahange

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Waranga futi

General Krischevenky 3 months ago

Uhuru idi here iri,wanezvese


Gabadela 3 months ago

At first glance I thought I was dreaming when I read this story.🤔🤭 Is this Africa,the continent where I come from?? Yaah it seems some people are really becoming politically mature in our home land. But in Kuvukiland,this is uncalled for,if you know you know 🤭😁😁


🇿🇼 3 months ago

Kenyatta shall definitely get condemned by the Zim gvt for his move.Just watch this space.Likely to be associated with the west and he'll be considered a traitor of the Pan African ideology.


3 months ago


Ninja 3 months ago

ED pfee you heard it the young man needs to reform then maybe we will consider him


🤨🤨 3 months ago

Umm aona kti aguta ka


spolilo 3 months ago

2023 mbavha dzese mukati


Generari SHAPOSHNIKOV 3 months ago

Fools


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

we give thanx to Kenyatta...
rega ndimbonzwa vanotuka
The problem we have in Zimbabwe is that our opposition promise people that they will arrest those in current government when in power, truly who can surrender power only to get arrested kana ndimiwo kkkk


3 months ago

Tender 3 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

This is true leadership not to take the whole country as a personal fowl run at one's personal backyard like we are seeing in a certain kantry nxaaa. MUCHAKAKA because change is inevitable.


Citizens of zim 3 months ago

Zanu mukuzvinzwaw hre izvi.free elections in Kenya
Ko zvotadza nei kuitika muzim
Kuti zviitike vote for CCC


lulalua 3 months ago

👏👏👏🤝ndoo varume ava kwete zvana Garwe naanaGenarai


Dreamer 3 months ago

If only the scarfman could do the same...



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