The leader has since kicked off his campaigns, with the capital being among the regions he seeks to lock to better his chances of achieving the goal.
But he has been told not to worry, with area leaders allied to him maintaining that he already has the vote and they will help him increase his support in the city.
Makadara MP George Aladwa claims that city residents are allied to Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta and their union now means that the former Premier will get all the votes on offer.
Speaking when he accompanied Raila to Nairobi on Tuesday, he urged the leader not to be bothered by the other aspirants campaigning in the area currently.
"Nairobi belongs to Raila and the President. Don't be bothered by those going around as Nairobi is yours," he said, as is reported by Citizen TV.
Raila expressed confidence in getting over 2 million votes in Nairobi, hoping that his union with the President will work in his favour.
"In 2017 I had an upward of 900,000 votes and Uhuru had about 700,000. That gives you close to 1.6 million votes and we want to push it to over 2 million," said the leader.
Aladwa's remarks came as Deputy President William Ruto took his campaigns to Kibra, in the same county, in an apparent bid to penetrate Raila's percieved turfs within the city.
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