The Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has rallied his supporters, largely the youths to prepare for the vote by acquiring IDs for use in the imminent voter registration.
The former prime minister who aspires to vie for the 2022 presidency seat, said atleast two millions youth in Nyanza region are reluctant to apply for National IDs and register as voter despite being at least 18 years old.
“I cannot vie if my people have not registered for IDs and voters card. I will first gauge the number of people who are registered before I make my announcement on the presidential race, so take this matter seriously,” he argued.
The ODM leader who was speaking on Saturday at Omoche Village, Homabay County during the burial of Robinson Nyacharo, father in law of Rangwe MP, said he could turn down his intentions in the race of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta if the voter registration turnout will be low In the region.
“I have seen where we are going and mastered all the ways to manoeuvre through the journey. Nyanza residents should support me in this journey by registering as voters. My aspirations depends on voters registration,” he added.
He called for unity among Kenyans, saying the country cannot achieve any meaningful development when the people are divided adding that the best economic model is bound to fail if people are divided along tribal, religious and economic lines.
Raila further teared down Ruto ‘hustler’ movement, warning the youth against joining DP Ruto’s hustler wave.
Homa Bay senator Moses Kajwang, Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kalum, and Nyatike’s Tom Odege were among those who accompanied Mr Odinga to the burial.
Also present were ODM secretary Edwin Sifuna, Alego Usonga MP Samuel Atandi, Busia Woman Rep Florence Mutua, Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga.