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Raila Odinga Brings Eldoret Town to Standstill as Locals Accord Him Heroic Reception

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga brought business to a standstill within the North Rift economic hub of Eldoret after he was accorded a heroic reception.

Raila's convoy had difficulty snaking through the busy Uganda Road that forms a part of the Northern Corridor. the previous prime minister was forced to handle a mammoth crowd that barricaded the highway outside the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral.

Raila is on a two-day tour of the North Rift region, where Deputy President William Ruto enjoys massive support. He started his region tour on Thursday, October 14, after pitching tent in Turkana county. He dismissed calls from a bit of political leaders urging him to retire from active politics, saying he's the appropriate candidate to guide the country after the 2022 elections.

He said that upon assuming power, he would develop a Social Protection programme for the African continent almost like that implemented within the West.

He indicated that his Azimio La Umoja initiative that he has been spearheading recently was to unite all Kenyans.

He was amid Governors Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo Marakwet), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), ODM secretary-general Edwin Sifuna and nominated MP Geofreyy Osotsi, among others. Raila also took advantage of his tour to the region to urge prior the forthcoming polls.

Raila who later held a mega rally at Huruma grounds was welcomed in Uasin Gishu county by Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi. Sudi called on Eldoret residents to be friendly to Raila and embrace him as he markets the agenda he has for the state. This, Sudi said, would foster unity within the country earlier than the seemingly heated political contest next year.

The lawmaker suggested that he would have done everything possible to determine that Raila's tour within the region is successful.

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Alex Tolgos Elgeyo Marakwet North Rift ODM Raila Odinga

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