Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio, has vowed that he will not leave politics anytime soon, dismissing those who are putting pressure on him to do so.
Speaking during his Monday visit to his sister Akinyi Wenwa at her home in Oyugis, Homa Bay County, the ODM leader said he’ll soldier on undeterred.
“I will not bow down to pressure from anyone who wants me to retire. There are people who want me to go back to Bondo. What they don’t know is that I know the road leading to Bondo better than they do,” Raila said.
The former Prime Minister asked supporters to not give up, saying he’s up to the task of overseeing President William Ruto’s government.
“I am putting the government in check, and I will remain firm in that, to ensure Kenyans get the services they deserve.
“I remain steadfast in ensuring Kenyans get good leadership. Those who want me to go back to Bondo should know that I will go there on my own when the time comes, not because of their demands for me,” he said.
Odinga insisted that he won the August 9 general election, but his victory was denied by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
“There are so many things which happened during the election,” he said.
Raila said the high number of elected leaders his party got is an indication he won the election, saying that he will never accept Ruto’s victory.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.