Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga is the only presidential candidate with an achievable plan for Kenya, Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has said.
In an estate-to-estate campaign trail in Nairobi’s Eastlands, Mr. Wanyonyi rallied Kenyans behind Odinga’s bid saying the ODM leader has all the requirements of a leader.
As he addressed locals at Friends Church in Donholm on Tuesday, February 22, he urged Kenyans to give Mr. Odinga the chance to lead the country explaining that he is the only leader who can continue from where President Uhuru Kenyatta will leave.
“Raila is our president in Azimio and this time round, we don’t want to gamble. We have to ensure that he is in State House,” he said.
“Kenya has agreed that Baba is the fifth president of Kenya and in ODM, we have said that Nairobi is ours. Nairobi governor must be from ODM and the one who has offered himself is none other than Tim Wanyonyi,” he added.
He said that Mr. Odinga’s Babacare is a program that will go a long way in helping the elderly, the less fortunate, and the general public in accessing health care in the country.
The Westlands Mp said single mothers, widows, widowers, and orphans will also benefit from Mr. Odinga’s presidency with a monthly stipend as well as the jobless.
ODM has only one candidate eyeing the Gubernatorial seat in Mr. Wanyonyi who decalred his interest in November 2021.
He is facing competition within Azimio la Umoja umbrella from the Jubilee party which has attracted three candidates including Governor Anne Kananu, businesswoman Agness Kagure, and first-time politician Richard Ngatia.
Senator Johnson Sakaja has also indicated his interest to vie for the coveted seat on an Amani National Congress (ANC) party ticket.
In his message to Nairobian residents, Mr. Wanyonyi said that this year’s election is about economic transformation and not empty promises.
He said his administration, once elected governor, will make Nairobi the elusive home for all by the end of his first term.
To achieve this, he said Nairobians need to elect leaders who will be willing to work with him at City Hall without causing trouble.
“When you take me to City Hall, you have to give me leaders that I can work with so as to offer you job opportunities and tangible service delivery,” he said.