Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party Leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday, June 30, directed his party to implement a new popularisation strategy as it prepares for the 2022 general election which will be held in August next year.
In a statement by party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, ODM announced it had waived membership registration fee for a period of three months - under instructions from the party leader.
Sifuna stated its stakeholders petitioned consideration of waiver of membership fee in light of the prevailing economic conditions brought about by the pandemic.
The statement indicated the party's response towards its ordinary membership fee of Ksh100 payable upon application.
"In light of this, Raila Odinga has directed my office to waive the membership fee for anyone wishing to join our party in the next three months beginning July 1, 2021," stated Sifuna.
Sifuna urged its party's supporters to utilise the three-month period allocated to enlist as members in order to be eligible to participate in the party's grassroots elections and nominations exercise.
"My office will be in touch in due course with further information on how the recruitment drive will roll out," mentioned Sifuna.
Last week, Raila spoke metaphorically on the 2022 general election. He indicated his team was assembling a heavy machine urging his people to trust him.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho also received praise from the party leader during the launch of the Cath Lab at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital in Mombasa.
"As you all know, Ali Hassan Joho has done very important things in Mombasa. As his term comes to an end, I'd wish he would elevate from county level to national level being that he is very wise and skilful," mentioned Raila.
During an interview on TV 47 that occurred on Monday, June 7, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya announced his readiness to sacrifice vying for the presidential seat if Raila expressed interest in the same position.
"If my party leader stands, I think I would rather go for another post instead of opposing him because we have worked together all this time since I joined the party in 2005," he stated.