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Kimani Ngunjiri: Don’t push Raila to vie for presidency in 2027

Former Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri and Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga.
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Former Bahati Member of Parliament, Kimani Ngunjiri, has advised Raila Odinga’s advisors and members of his close circle to allow the Azimio leader to hang his political boots in light of his advanced age.

Speaking in Mombasa on Friday, September 16, Ngunjiri said the former prime minister’s supporters should not push Raila to continue his pursuit for the top seat and instead, figure out how they would succeed him.

Former Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri and Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga.
Former Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri and Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga. File: PHOTO

“I urge the people in charge of Raila Odinga advisory not to push him too hard. He has contributed much to this nation and has good intentions for Kenya.

“They should quit promoting Raila Odinga and stand on their own now that he has launched their political careers and exposed them to the entire nation.

“Granted his current age, he will be given a role similar to how the incoming president appointed former President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Ngunjiri stated.

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Raila who stands as the Nyanza region kingpin has a lengthy history in politics.

He has unsuccessfully contested for the presidency five times.

Ngunjiri’s comment coincidental linked to Mutahi Ngunyi’s reaction to abandoning Raila Odinga after threatening to lead a 1 million march to oust Supreme Court Judges.

Raila, who spoke in Mombasa on Thursday when he attended the swearing-in ceremony of Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir, said that they will not be cowed to push for reforms in Judiciary, including sending the 7-judge bench home.

“If they become rogue, we have the power as the people of the Republic of Kenya to reform them and send them home,” Raila said.

“We can lead a one million march to the Judiciary to tell them, go home and they would have no option but to go home,” Raila added.

Mutahi who was a fervent supporter of the Azimio La Umoja – One Kenya Alliance in the just concluded election, urged Raila that the 1 million march is unnecessary since it is wrong ‘to use an old map to get to new lands’

He urged Baba to retire peacefully like former President Uhuru Kenyatta who is now living happily in his home after he handed power to Ruto on Tuesday.

“RECONCILIATION is GOOD for the country. Ruto SENDING Riggy G to meet with Babaman was GOODWILL. Baba’s ONE MILLION march to the Supreme Court is UNNECESSARY. He cannot use an OLD map to get to NEW Lands. Things have CHANGED. Uhuru has RETIRED happily. And SUNSHINE is back in NAIROBI,” Mutahi commented on his Twitter page on Friday.

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