A political analyst has revealed the hidden meaning behind Raila’s ‘Kibaki Tosha’ remarks while addressing a crowd that had attended the Mashujaa day in Kirinyaga.
Odinga, in his Mashujaa day speech, launched in what has become a regular charm offensive in Mt Kenya ahead of 2022 showdown where he revisited his ‘Kibaki Tosha’ declaration in 2002 when he endorsed retired President Mwai Kibaki for the Presidency.
He cited that the retired former President as one of his foremost heroes today, calling for him to be appreciated and celebrated nationwide.
While revealing the hidden meaning of the term ‘Kibaki Tosha’ as used by the ODM boss, political analyst Edward Kisiang’ani said the term meant the Mt Kenya region has a debt to pay.
“In his Mashujaa day speech today (Wednesday), former opposition leader Raila Odinga reminded the Mt Kenya people he had helped Kibaki to become president by mobilizing Luos to support a Kikuyu candidate. What RAO was actually intimating was Mt Kenya has a debt to pay! Get it right!!” Edward Kisiang’ani said.
According to Odinga, Kibaki’s eventually victory in the 2002 polls, boosted by over 90% of votes from the ODM cheif’s Nyanza backyard, proved that Kenyans are capable of rising and voting beyond tribal lines.