Even as the country remains uncertain of ODM party leader Raila Odinga’s 2022 plans, questions continue to raise on whether the ODM chief will still vie or is going to hang his political boots.
And in what could be a clear hint on Raila’s plans, Kisumu Central MP Fred Ouda, has revealed that it was not a must for Raila Odinga to run for any political seat in 2022 contrary to what his competitors were expecting.
Speaking on Tuesday when he appeared at K24 Tv for a morning show, Ouda stated that Raila was ready to appoint and make somebody else a king as long as he/she was going to work for Kenyans.
“It is not a must for Raila to become president. He is even ready to make somebody else a king as long as the person is going to work for Kenyans. #K24ThisMorning with,” stated Ouda.
— K24 TV (@K24Tv) February 25, 2020
Ouda was reacting to a question on one of the newspapers headline terming Raila as a bulldozer who had specialized in bringing down rival parties by cunningly infiltrating himself in.
The MP also refuted claims by some leaders that Raila and Uhuru were sons of dynasties and should not be given chance to rule in the future.
He insisted that the handshake between Raila and the president was genuine and meant good for Kenyans.
“Raila will go down to the grave as one man who has been very consistent on everything he has been doing. Raila has in the past been on records disagreeing with his father as well. He stands for what he thinks is correct,” added Ouda.
Recently, rumours emerged that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was reportedly planning to run for a presidential seat in 2022 following signals that he had secured the backing of two of the country’s most influential leaders, Raila and President Uhuru.
Matiang’i earlier frosty relationship with Raila is said to have been resolved with most of the ODM leader’s warming up to the CS.