David Murathe Backs Raila for Presidency in 2022

  • An image of Raila Odinga
    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga holds up a Bible as he swears himself in as the ‘people’s president’ in January 2018.
  • Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe on Saturday, August 8, urged the country to prepare for the presidency of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party leader Raila Odinga.

    Murathe who is a close ally to President Uhuru Kenyatta compared Raila's bid for the presidency in 2022 to former South African President Nelson Mandela.

    "We think it is time Kenyans, rewarded the long years of the struggle of Raila Amollo Odinga, they owe it to him, it is like Mandela, it is a Mandela moment

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) nd ODM leader Raila Odinga during a previous meeting
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and ODM leader Raila Odinga during a previous meeting.
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    "Raila's people from Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya and Kisumu voted for us, it will be much easier for Raila Amollo Odinga to come to Mt. Kenya than the Deputy President," noted Murathe.

    With Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka joining Jubilee in a co-operation agreement, Murathe urged the former Vice President to pave way for Raila to become president in 2022.

    Murathe asked Kalonzo to understudy Raila as the Deputy but noted that he was not sure about National Super Alliance (NASA) gameplan for 2022.

    Raila however recently distanced himself form the 2022 politics as he explained a photo that went viral of him meeting former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli and Murathe among others.

    "I do not know what is wrong with people meeting informally in the residence of another person, since that time we have been to other people's places.

    "We have said we do not want to talk about 2022, period," stated Raila.

    In his bid for Presidency in 2022, Raila faces a headache with sections of the Coast and Western region threatening to withdraw their support after the Revenue sharing standoff in the Senate.

    Raila had previously asked ODM Senators to support the contentious formula for revenue allocation before changing tune.

    East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Oburu Oginga recently claimed that his brother, Raila Odinga, has ‘the system’ to propel him to power in 2022.

    Raila Odinga with David Murathe
    ODM leader Raila Odinga (right) confers with former Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe during Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1, 2018 at Kinoru Stadium.