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Not retiring from active politics anytime soon; Raila Odinga

Raila hits back at his political opponents who have been urging him to retire from active politics and return to Bondo.

Azimio la Umoja coalition leader Raila Odinga has declared that he will not retire from active politics anytime soon.

In a shot directed at his political rivals, who has been exerting pressure on him to leave active politics and go back to his rural Bondo home, Odinga said that no one should decide when he should stop running for office.

He said he knows how to get home and that he will return to Bondo one day, but only when he sees fit and not under any duress.

Raila Odinga declared the path toward the country’s independence is still in progress and he cannot abandon it midway.

The Azimio leader made the remarks while speaking at the home of his sister-in-law Tabu Osewe in Bondo constituency.

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The former Prime Minister was accompanied by governors James Orengo (Siaya) and Ochilo Ayacko (Migori), Senators Oburu Oginga (Siaya) and Eddy Okech (Migori) together with several MPs.

The ODM leader reassured his followers that although the road had been arduous and drawn out, there was light at the end of the tunnel, and they would soon reach their intended destination.

He clarified that he has been silent to pave the way for a smooth process of the ongoing bi-partisan talks, saying that he had chosen to give the bi-partisan team ample time to conclude their deliberations uninterrupted.

Odinga said he will provide guidance after the bipartisan negotiations are through, and that they will determine whether to go back to the streets or not based on the results of the dialogue. 

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