Details on Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga’s rally that was cancelled abruptly on Thursday, August 5,2021 has emerged.
During an interview with KTN News, National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohammed disclosed that Raila’s planned rally that was scheduled to take place in Kasipul Constituency, Homa Bay County was cancelled following a directive from the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and the Inspector General of Police.
Junet revealed that he was contacted by Health CS and the Inspector General of Police who urged him not to go ahead with the meeting following the increase in new infections of Covid-19 infections in the country.
“He told us the situation was not good. I was also called by the Inspector General of Police who urged me to stop the gatherings,” Junet stated.
Raila was expected to hold a meeting with Orange party delegates in the area ahead of similar meetings across the country.
Reports reveal that the ODM party leader is expected to tour all the regions in the country including; Central, Western Kenya, Coast, North Eastern, Eastern, the Rift Valley and Nairobi Regions ahead of 2022 general elections.
“We will also move to Mt Kenya region where we will flatten the political mountain with a bulldozer that will usher in a new political tsunami, which will sweep across the country in the next election,” Raila stated.
“Our journey to State House is like the journey of the Israelites when they were coming from Egypt heading to Canaan. We still know where we are despite the journey being far,” he added.
Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe stated that Kenyans should anticipate a coalition between ODM and Jubilee Party.
“From now henceforth, we want to come together and form a new coalition and we need the young people,” Murathe stated.