Raila Odinga Will Not Retire Anytime Soon - Senator James Orengo

  • Siaya Senator James Orengo has revealed Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party's stand on calls for Raila Odinga to retire from politics ahead of 2022. 

    Speaking during the homecoming ceremony for Migori Woman Representative Pamela Odhiambo on Saturday, the ODM Senator stated that the party could field the opposition leader as the flag bearer in the polls.

    “Some people are saying Raila should retire, but we firmly believe he has not accomplished his goal and he will not retire from politics anytime soon," Orengo declared.

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    On his part, Raila who was also in attendance was subtle when speaking about the 2022 presidential elections, which he would face off against Deputy President William Ruto - if he chose to run.

    He assured that the journey to Canaan was still on course and urged for patience from his supporters.

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    "You saw me put my life on the line and even take the oath of office amid gunshots and unrelenting teargas. That journey we started is still on course,” he conveyed.

    He referenced the National Reconciliation Initiative that he had initiated with President Uhuru Kenyatta but declined to explain how the unity would deliver his people to the 'promised land.'

    His sentiments were echoed by his elder brother Oburu Oginga who stated that the struggle for governance of which many Kenyans had shed blood for should yield positive results for all.

    “The blood that our people shed in the post-election violence should not be in vain. It is the reason we support the handshake to herald common good for all,” he proclaimed.

    Earlier on, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka urged the former Prime Minister to retire from politics after his famous handshake with President Kenyatta.

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