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Kalonzo Bows To Pressure Again, Backs Raila For Presidency

Raila Odinga is the presidential candidate for the Azimio La
Umoja Coalition.

Raila was endorsed
by the coalition’s national delegates conference at KICC that was attended by
President Uhuru Kenyatta among other leaders.

At least 26 political parties, including Wiper,
Jubilee, ODM and KANU, signed a pact, that would see the outfits back Raila’s
presidential candidature on August 9.

Other leaders who attended the event include; Wiper
leader Kalonzo Musyoka, KANU’s Gideon Moi, NARC’s Charity Ngilu, Maendeleo
Chap Chap’s Alfred Mutua.


Raila will now face off with United Democratic Alliance (UDA) William Ruto in the August 9 poll. PHOTO | COURTESY

President Kenyatta hailed Kalonzo as a capable and
selfless politician for sacrificing his ambition to support Raila Odinga.

“I am sure that Raila Odinga is capable and willing to lead
Kenya. I am praying that God helps him guide the nation. Should he win the
presidency, he won’t leave any of the party leaders behind.

You’ll
see more of Kalonzo, Charity Ngilu, Alfred Mutua, among others, in Raila’s
government. May God protect our fifth president,”
 said President Kenyatta.

Speaking after
the endorsement, Raila thanked other parties for endorsing him and pledged to
deliver on his pledges.

“Today I lack words to pay gratitude to you all.
I accept the nomination by Azimio La Umoja to vie for the President of the
Republic of Kenya in the August 2022 elections,”
 said the ODM leader.

Raila will now face off with United Democratic
Alliance (UDA) William Ruto in the August 9 poll.

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