John Mbadi Advises Uhuru on How to Pick 2022 Successor 

  • A collage of ODM's national chairman John Mbadi and President Uhuru Kenyatta File
  • ODM's national chairman and National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi, on Friday, advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to carefully pick a successor who would cement his legacy of slaying the corruption dragon in the country.

    Speaking at the burial ceremony of Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o's mother, Mbadi asked for divine intervention on behalf of the President to ensure that he chose the right person to succeed him.

    “I want you, Mr President, to think about the legacy you wish to leave behind with regard to who takes over as your successor. [You must ensure] that he carries on with efforts against corruption instead of reversing them.

    "Pray with me so that you do not leave us, someone who is a thief,"  Mbadi requested.

    ODM's national chairman John Mbadi greeting President Uhuru Kenyatta at the burial of Kisumu governor Anyang' Nyong'o on June 14, 2019.

    The Suba South MP added that he would support "anything progressive" and ensure sustenance of the unity bid as it resulted in peace.

    “I am happy that Raila and Uhuru put aside their differences and shook hands in 2018. You would come to this region and nobody would stop you, but the aura ... the love you have received today wasn’t there. That’s the Kenya we need," he remarked.

    On the other hand, Siaya Senator James Orengo asserted that ODM party and Nyanza region was fully behind Uhuru and Raila and that he trusted the duo to guide the country into a new dispensation that included a referendum. 

    He, however, threw shade at Uhuru’s Jubilee party noting that its members had openly disobeyed the President's directive to stop campaigning and concentrate on developmental projects.

    “You, our commanders, have told us to put our arms down. The [National Super Alliance] brigade has done that. Please ask your troops to also keep quiet so that we can build one Kenya. Otherwise, the journey will be difficult," he pointed out.

    Siaya senator James Orengo speaking at the burial of Kisumu governor Anyang' Nyong'o on June 14, 2019.

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