Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) leader Raila Odinga has given his lead rival, United Democratic Alliance(UDA) head William Ruto a response, concerning whom between the two is climbing Mt Kenya, and how fast they are doing it.
Baba spoke to his being familiar with Subukia, citing he was not a foreigner in that land, where he claimed to have campaigned for former President Mwai Kibaki in 2012, making it his ‘home.’
Pengine mmesahau, ati mimi nilisema Kibaki Tosha…Wakati nilsema Kibaki tosha, wengi walisema Raila ameisha kisiasa. Ati hakuna Mjaluo anaweza kupigia Mkikuyu kura. Nikaenda kule kwa Wajaluo, nikawaambia Kibaki ni mtoto ya Jaramogi. Nikaenda pale nikafanya campaign, na wajaluo walipigia Kibaki kura 95%.
Raila expressed his need for the people of Subukia to understand he was for them, not starting now, but has been, since before the 2012-2013 campaigns.
The 2022 presidential hopeful went on to recall his role in Kibaki’s win,
Kibaki akashinda. So, tulupekela yeye Uhuru Park, kwa wheelchair. Akashika bibilia. Baada ya haya, tukapeleka yeye Othaya. Tulipotoka Nairobi kwenda Othaya, mimi nilikuwa nimemshiklia huko mbele..Tukafika Githurai, watu walijaa, tukaingia Juja, ikajaa, tukangia Thika, ikajaa. Tukavuka na pikipiki mpaka Chania, tukaenda mpaka Kenol. Tukaingia Murang’a, tukaingia Sagana, tukaenda Karatina, kutoka hapo tukaingia huko ndani, mpaka Othaya. Kila mahali nilipita, walisema ni Baba.
Attributing it to the praise he got while aiding former President Kibaki, Rila felt he should rightfully have Mt. Kenya’s support, even in climbing the mountain.
Saas mnipokee…Sauti ya Jaramogi inasema Raila ndiye akona nguvu ya kupanda mlima. Kweli Jaramogi ndiye aliingia mlima akiwa wa kwanza. Na alivyosema, Kenyatta ndiye kiongozi wetu. Asante Baba Kenyatta,. Wale ndio walianza kuunganisha Kenya. Mzee Jomo Kenyatta na Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. Baba naye, hajaleta ukabila.
Raila said he too is going for the presidency, in an attempt to bridge the tribal gaps brought about by Jubilee government.
He referred to the liberations brought about by the previous state leadership teams, with Jomo Kenyatta’s having brought independence, Kibaki’s era brought the change of constitution, where his is to bring economic deliverance.
He termed it as pre-colonial liberation.
Tunaanza na U tatu. Ya kwanza, Utu, pili, Umoja. Tatu, Usawa, nne, uzalishaji. Hapo uongozi ya Uchumi. Tunataka kuona kama tutatoa kwenya kutoka hali ya ufukara, tuipeleke katika hali ya maendeleo kama nchi nyingine.
Sending a message to the DP, he listed matters the BBI aimed at doing, including work provision for youth, market for farm products, working spaces for small enterprises, fertilizers and blue collar jobs training, adding that reggae had not stopped.
Hiyo ndiyo siri yetu kwa BBI. Lakini ile BBI, walileta shetani, tukapeleka kwa halftime. Sasasawa? Ile BBI tulisema ni ya one man, one vote, one shilling, sio? Hapa Nakuru mngepata constituency tano, chini ya hii BBI. Sawa? Na mlikuwa mnaenda kupata shilingi bilioni kumi zaidi. Lakini hiyo iko kando sasa. Lakini tutarushisha tukushika awamu ya utawala