Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has warned politicians in Homa-Bay County against engaging into premature campaign ahead of 2022 general polls.
Raila said it is still too early to start campaigning and called on them to focus on implementing their 2017 election campaign pledges to the electorate.
The ODM leader added that is so unfortunate that some elected and non-elected leaders are crisscrossing the county campaigning for various seats ahead of 2022 general elections forgetting to deliver services to the citizens.
Speaking over the weekend at God Bondo village in Kochia, Rangwe constituency during the burial of former Rangwe legislator Prof. Joseph Ouma Muga, Raila stressed that it is in the public domain that there is political campaign in the county at the expense of development.
He also warned that he will not allow his ODM Party members to indulge in early campaigns that are always creating anxiety and casts development matters in the region in the periphery, adding that they should wait until 2022 when the electoral body will announce the poll date.
He also warned the Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) of Homa-Bay to stop constant wrangles over the assembly leadership, saying that endless wrangles derails the functions of the county legislators.
The former Prime Minister said he is planning to meet all the MCAs in the county Assembly of Homa-Bay to settle leadership dispute that it is currently rocking the Assembly due to disagreement between two warring factions.
The party chief told the MCAs to minimize foreign trips in the name of bonding and bench marking that is consuming a lot of public funds that should be diverted to various development projects to benefit wananchi.
Raila was flanked by Siaya county Senator James Orengo, his Homa-Bay counterpart Moses Kajwang’, Homa-Bay county deputy governor Hamilton Orata, Dr. Mathews Owili (Deputy governor Kisumu), Homa-Bay county MP Gladys Wanga and Rangwe MP Dr. Lillian Gogo.