Days after beating Covid-19, ODM leader Raila Odinga today made his first-ever public appearance, in a crucial meeting with the members of his ODM leadership.
Among those in attendance were, Siaya Senator James Orengo, ODM chairman John Mbadi, National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohammed, Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna, Treasurer Timothy Bosire, and Homa-Bay County woman representative Gladys Wanga.
Reports indicate that the Wednesday meeting was centered on the ongoing vaccination and the laid down containment measures against the virus.
The leaders also touched on the state of the economy and its impact on Kenyans and political developments in the country.
In an after statement to the public, the Orange leader affirmed the party’s unwavering support for the handshake and the party wider national goals, not forgetting the Building Bridges Initiative.
“We tasked the party and our supporters to continue showing this commitment to the handshake and its wider national goals in word and deed, in the interest of the nation. We also reaffirmed ODM’s unwavering commitment to the Building Bridges Initiative and the constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill that is a product of the BBI process.
“In the spirit of the Handshake and the wider goals of the BBI Amendment Bill, we agreed on the need for Parliament to fast track the process and release the document to the public to enable the people of Kenya to have a final say on the envisaged changes to the constitution via a referendum.
“We agreed that the BBI must be subjected to a referendum because it entails a fundamental reorganization of the architecture of the Executive and Kenyans need to have a say in the reorganization. The party therefore fully supports a referendum on the document,” Raila’s statement read in part.
The former premier reiterated the need to adhering to the laid down protocols on Covid-19 by the president and the Ministry of health while calling on Kenyans to go for the vaccine.
“In the meantime, as we go through these fundamental processes, we appeal to our people to continue adhering to the health protocols meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country. We also appeal to our people to go for vaccination. We committed to engaging the government with a view to coming up with ways and means to cushion the people from the ravages of the economy especially during these times of lockdown,” he divulged.
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