Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party Presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga maintained Thursday that he has a deep understanding of the challenges ordinary Kenyans go through.
While responding to claims by his rival William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza Thursday to the effect that the former Prime Minister does not identify with challenges facing a majority of Kenyans, the Azimio candidate says he has made it a habit to acquaint himself with the goings on in the country and was therefore in a good position to offer solutions to their problems.
“The greatest problem facing our country are leaders like Raila Odinga who have never gone to bed without food, they don’t understand what sleep hungry is all about,” Ruto had claimed
“I know the problems Kenyans face on a daily basis. In my government, there will be no room for excuses but only service delivery,” Raila argued in his response to Ruto
Speaking while on a political tour of Nakuru County, Raila also faulted some leaders from the region who have allegedly been issuing threats to locals for identifying with the Azimio la Umoja in the upcoming polls.
Raila, who was in the company of his deputy Martha Karua and a host of other leaders from the coalition, insists that all Kenyans have to exercise their democratic right by voting on the 9th of August without fear.
Karua continued her message of zero tolerance to corruption should Azimio la Umoja form the next government. Under Raila’s administration, Karua promised that fighting corruption will be topmost priority.
“Nations begin to fail when public service is taken lightly and corruption is the order of the day. We will not allow that to happen. We will fight for accountability and fiscal discipline for the benefit of our people,” she said
The two used the occasion to castigate UDA Deputy Presidential Candidate Rigathi Gachagua’s suitability to serve after the court found him guilty of corruption allegations Thursday.