ODM working with president to seize power in 2022, reveals Orengo

OrengoSenate minority leader James Orengo with KTN presenter Tony Gachoka.

Senate minority leader James Orengo has said Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is working with President Uhuru Kenyatta to achieve dream.

Orengo affirmed that the ODM would field a presidential candidate in 2022.

In an interview with KTN News, Orengo was cautious on whether ODM leader Raila Odinga would run for the presidential seat. He rather said Raila did not have any desire to mixpresidential campaigns with the handshake and his job at the African Union.

“We are very well organised about 2022. ODM as a party will be on the ballot box in one shape or another, I can tell you that. But what I can tell you for purposes of Raila is that he is involved in an exercise that if mixed up with 2022 may work against his politics,” Orengo said.

“If Raila was to put his campaign out there and at the same time be involved as an envoy and handshake, all that will not be good for his politics. He is very focused.”

Orengo hinted at a possible political power play that could see Raila and Uhuru team up.

“ODM is going for political power, and when we are holding these meetings our eyes are set on 2022. The contestation for power is going to come from a formation with ODM in it and formation of Jubilee where Uhuru Kenyatta is playing a role,” he added.


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