Raila discloses that his handshake partner, former president Uhuru Kenyatta wanted free and fair elections in the August polls.
Azimio party leader Raila Odinga has revealed how former President Uhuru Kenyatta planned for the general election in August 2022.
During a speech in Mombasa County on January 8, Odinga said that his handshake partner had made it clear that he wanted an election that was free and fair.
The former Prime Minister defended Uhuru against allegations that he tampered with the election or made use of the much-heralded and dreaded “deep state.”
“Uhuru Kenyatta had said that the wanted a free and fair election and that his government would not interfere with it. What happened is known to the public,” Odinga stated.
Raila added that he shared Uhuru’s thinking and was confident of a win in a free and fair race.
Responding to concerns over Uhuru’s absence in Azimio, he affirmed that the coalition’s chairperson was still an active member.
Raila maintained that the truth about the elections that saw President William Ruto declared winner would soon be unveiled.
“There is the gospel according to Mathew (Wafula Chebukati), Siant Mark (Juliana Cherera), and Luke (Jackson Ole Sapit), and there is the gospel according to Saint John.
“Saint John will lift the lid on what exactly happened at the Bomas of Kenya. Many are waiting for me to speak but I will wait for him to speak before I do,” he explained.
Raila also criticized Ruto for allegedly using the altar as a political platform and denounced the most recent assaults on him that took place during church services.
He asked that the President refrain from engaging in pro-government politicking or promoting government programs through the church.
Nonetheless, he reiterated his clarion call to governors in opposition to liaising with the current administration for development.