President Kenyatta will endorse Raila in 2022, says Orengo


President Kenyatta will endorse Raila in 2022, says Orengo
President Uhuru Kenyatta, Siaya Senator James Orengo and opposition leader Raila Odinga. PHOTOS | FILE

In Summary

  • Speaking in Gem, Mr. Orengo also expressed optimism that, at the end of his regime, President Kenyatta will endorse Mr. Odinga’s candidature.
  • Mr. Orengo also assured Kenyans that there will be a referendum to address the grey areas in the current Constitution.

Siaya County Senator James Orengo has expressed optimism that President Uhuru Kenyatta will endorse opposition leader Raila Odinga for the 2022 presidential race.

Speaking on Sunday in Gem, Siaya County, Mr. Orengo said President Kenyatta had already given an indication that the man he will pick to succeed him will be a “surprise”, adding that the surprise candidate will be Mr. Odinga.

“At the end of the day, we’re saying that the leadership of Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Amolo Odinga is going to produce the next President of the Republic of Kenya,” said the Senate Minority Leader.

“I’m glad when President Uhuru Kenyatta was saying he’s going to surprise people in Jubilee as to who is going to be the next President of the Republic of Kenya, he was saying that knowing that (William) Ruto is the Deputy President… and that surprise, according to us, practically and for all reasons, is Raila Amolo Odinga.”

Mr. Orengo also assured Kenyans that there will be a referendum to address the grey areas in the current Constitution.

“We are going to have a referendum which I think will address the 20% of the Constitution that we had agreed in 2010 that there were areas that needed attention,” he said.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) point man further impressed upon Kenyans to support the Building Bridges Initiative, noting that it is going to come out with constitutional solutions on the way forward for the country.

 

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