Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has cancelled crucial meeting that he was to hold in Western Region on Friday, August 20, 2021.
While addressing the ODM party delegates in Homa Bay County on Thursday, August 19, 2021, the former Prime Minister stated that he has postponed his planned meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow in Kakamega County.
The ODM party leader stated that he has resolved to cancel all his public gatherings following the information he received from the medical experts during their meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa County to avoid spreading the Covid-19 disease.
“We held a meeting with experts yesterday in Mombasa and they informed us of the problem that Covid-19 has created in our country and that is why we decided to extend the containment measures,” Raila stated.
“But this meeting was already planned and major preparations had been made and it was difficult for us to just decide to postpone it but we decided to postpone all the other meetings starting with Kakamenga tomorrow,” he added.
Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed also backed up his party leader’s decision to postpone all the meetings that the party was to hold in Kakamega, Mombasa and Garissa counties to avoid spreading Covid-19 disease adding that a later date will be announced for the events.
During the Homa Bay meeting, Odinga championed modern development in the Nyanza region. He acknowledged that the area produces top-notch talents in the country calling for the support of athletes and sports leagues.
“This region has an abundance of born soccer wizards and athletes; young boys and girls who, with just a little support, will easily make it to big leagues. But they are mostly on their own,” the ODM party leader noted.
The Opposition Chief further called on leaders from the region to invest in ICT and digital infrastructure to support communications and businesses for the youths.
“We need to enhance investment in ICT and digital infrastructure to support communications and businesses especially those owned by the youth,” Raila stated.
“We have not done enough to identify and support the development of skills and talents especially among the youth.” he added.