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Raila Meets Central Kenya Leaders in Mombasa after Kiambaa loss

ODM party leader Raila Odinga has hit the ground running in his bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The former Prime Minister who is on a working tour of the Coast region today met lawmakers drawn from the expansive Central Kenya region.

Among those who attended the meeting are Maina Kamanda, Rachel Shebesh and Parliament Majority leader Amos Kimunya.

Odinga shared the update on his social media platforms writing:

“Begun the day with a working breakfast meeting in Mombasa with Central Kenya MPs”.

This comes in the backdrop of rising political temperatures with DP Ruto emerging as a frontrunner in the race. Mount Kenya region in particular has emerged as the next battle-ground that could determine who walks away with the seat.

Ruto has been leading an onslaught founded on the hustler vs dynasty narrative and bottom-up approach.

Most recently, Raila gave an elaborate explanation on how to develop the country and realize development.

Urban regeneration, the empowerment of rural farmers, and urban integration is at the heart of Odinga’s empowerment agenda in which he details how he will transform rural areas into thriving economies anchored on commercial farming and competitive prices for the produce.

Odinga agenda is a detailed one with clear ways to achieve the desired results as opposed to DP Ruto’s vague Hustler agenda and bottom-up approach which fails to explain how economic empowerment will be achieved.

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    Written by Fred Orido

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