Raila: I will vie for presidency in 2017

By KBC Reporter

CORD leader Raila Odinga has Saturday confirmed that he will indeed contest for presidency in 2017.

The former prime minister dismissed a recent survey by Synovate which indicated a large number of Kenyans wanted the ODM leader to exit political stage.

At the same time, Odinga who was in company of Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale and a number of opposition luminaries in Kakamega, termed recent defections of opposition MPs to the ruling Jubilee Coalition as non-consequential.

Odinga confirmed that he will face off with President Uhuru Kenyatta for the right to be the next head of state.

Speaking at a funeral in Kakamega, The opposition leader further dismissed as inconsequential recent announcements by a section of opposition leaders expressing willingness to join their Jubilee rivals.

Raila made the declaration even as his co-principal in CORD hit out at the national assembly for allegedly passing legislations that are harmful to the country’s social, economic and political health.

Kalonzo cited the recent amendments to the JSC Act which allegedly seek to confer powers to appoint the chief Justice on the President

  

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