The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has dismissed claims by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto that he is ‘old’ and should hang his political boots.
Addressing a rally in Kawangware, Nairobi on Sunday, Raila said he will retire once he removes the “corrupt Jubilee government” out of power and more so, when his heart desires.
“I will quit politics not because Uhuru and Ruto have told me to do so but because I will have achieved in uniting Kenyans and delivering Kenyans to the Promised Land. You should not focus on a person’s age but his/her mind and transformative agenda and ideas. There are young people with unsound mind to lead the people,” Raila said.
He said President Uhuru was “working so hard to cling to power and continue with promoting tribalism and subjecting Kenyans to high cost of living.”
Raila, who withdrew from October 26th repeat presidential race, further noted that only NASA has answers to all problems facing Kenya.
“With Jubilee nothing will change it will be the same old sufferings. NASA will create job opportunities for the youth, a special fund to help mothers who are catering for their families, and end tribalism in Kenya,” He said.
Speaking at Gatina PAG Church earlier in the say, Raila denounced the violence that witnessed in Kawangware on Friday, where at least three people lost their lives.
Area MP Simba Arati, Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris, Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo, Homa Bay Women Rep Gladys Wanga and Kimilili MP Chris Wamalwa accompanied Raila in the tour.