Raila, Kalonzo hold strategy meetings ahead of 2017 polls

By Eric Biegon

CORD leader Raila Odinga and his counterpart from Wiper  party Kalonzo Musyoka on Monday met their allies to lay out their strategies for the 2017 polls.

Raila led his lieutenants in a strategy meeting geared towards reorganizing their political machinery to win the general election.

Those present at the meeting intimated Raila is keen on revamping his election secretariat to drive his 4th attempt at the Presidency.

The meeting by the CORD leader went on for the better part of Monday at a hotel in Nairobi.

After hours of deliberations Raila left the venue without a word.

Nominated senator Agnes Zani later confirmed that the former Premier is indeed keen at shaking things up in his campaign machinery.

In the restructuring Raila is keen to ensure that his camp is intact ahead of 2017.

Elsewhere, CORD co- principal Kalonzo Musyoka has separately called for the immediate resignation of the registrar of persons for alleged bias in the issuance of Identity cards.

Speaking after meeting with wiper county coordinators from all the 47 counties, Kalonzo claimed that CORD strongholds have a higher voter potential but blamed the registrar and the IEBC for the low numbers.

Kalonzo insists that the electoral body must conduct voter listing at the polling centers as opposed to the ward level.

IEBC late last year, announced it is will conduct an aggressive voter registration exercise that targets to register 4 million new voters in one month. The expected exercise kicks off in mid February.

The Wiper Leader who was accompanied by the party’s Secretary General Sen. Hassan Omar, party’s Organizing Secretary Robert Mbui, Deputy Secretary general Sen. Judith Sijeny exuded confidence that in 2017, he will deliver the presidency.

He said the strength of any party is with the people and that the grassroot leaders play a critical role in delivering the Party leadership message to the masses.

“I will be coming to your places very soon as I roll out my presidential plan, you play a vital role as our ambassadors in the grass root which we really appreciate” said Kalonzo



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