Thursday March 14, 2019-Siaya Senator, James Orengo has said Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga is already scheming how to
Thursday March 14, 2019-Siaya Senator, James Orengo has said OrangeDemocratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga is already scheming how tocapture power in 2022 and believe President Uhuru Kenyatta could play a role ina coalition with the Orange party.
In an interview with one of the local dailies, Orengo, who isalso the Senate Minority leader, also confirmed that the party will field a presidentialcandidate in 2022 presidential polls.
However, Orengo said the Opposition leader did not want tomix campaigns for
presidency with thehandshake and his role at the African Union.
“We are very well organised about 2022. ODM as a party will be on the ballot box inone shape or another, I can tell you that. But what I can tell you for purposesof Raila is that he is involved in an exercise that if mixed up with 2022 may workagainst his politics,” Orengo said.
“If Raila was to puthis campaign out there and at the same time be involved as an envoy andhandshake, all that will not be good for his politics. He is very focused.”Orengo added.
Orengo also accused Deputy PresidentWilliam Ruto’s camp of discrediting the fight against corruption for politicalgain.
Orengo said he was supporting the handshake becauseUhuru and Raila had committed to fighting corruption.
The Kenyan DAILY POST