Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has finally spoken on matters affecting the nation including President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession race in 2022.
Speaking during an exclusive interview, the former Prime Minister outlined a number of changes to be enforced before the country goes to the next election in 2022.
Asked if he would consider working with his fierce political rival Deputy President William Ruto who has fallen out with President Uhuru Kenyatta,
The African Union Special Envoy of Infrastructure also cleared the air on teaming up with his fierce political rival Deputy President William Ruto who has fallen out with President Uhuru Kenyatta, confirming that he has no problem with the second in command.
“I have no problem with Deputy President William Ruto. I mean we are not enemies at all,” Raila stated.
The opposition chief dismissed the possibility of holding a referendum during the general election, maintaining that referendum and general polls should be conducted separately with the referendum coming before the general polls.
“How do you have a referendum question with an election? I need to know where it has been done. Already, we have six ballot papers. Then you introduce another one. You will create confusion so this matter must be resolved before we go for elections, ” he said.
Raila further asserted that the referendum would be held before t the year ends.
“We are hoping that all this can be done by end of the year, ” he confirmed.
The ODM leader also called for changes that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), stating that the entire commission and the staff should be formed afresh.