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The Power To Choose Leaders Doesn't Belong To Mt Kenya Foundation, Kipchumba Tells Raila

Lawyer Kipchumba Karori. [Source/OKK]

City lawyer Oliver Kipchumba Karori has downplayed the endorsement ODM leader Raila Odinga received from Mt Kenya tycoons early this week.

Coming together as the Mt Kenya Foundation, the prominent businessmen and political leaders from the populous region threw their weight behind Raila, and pledged to campaign for him in his bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Raila and Mt Kenya tycoons. [Source/RAO]

They were led by Governors Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru), Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua), Ndiritu Muriithi (Laikipia), James Nyoro (Kiambu), and billionaire businessmen led by SK Macharia of Royal Media Services, Peter Munga of Equatorial Nuts, among others.

However, speaking to KTN News on Sunday, Kipchumba said the backing Raila received from Mt Kenya tycoons won't guarantee him power in 2022 since it is not them who choose the one to lead the country. 

"The power to choose leaders belongs to people at the grassroots. When did we change that hierarchy and gave it to the Mt. Kenya Foundation?" the lawyer said.

Political analyst Mark Bichachi. [Source/Hivisasa]

Appearing during the same show at KTN News, political analyst Mark Bichachi said the businessmen have clearly declared the ODM boss was their man and would play a major role in mobilising resources for his presidential campaign.

"The fact that the Mt. Kenya Foundation came out in public and clearly showed support for Raila Odinga shows that it is not a gamble. They have decided," Bichachi said.

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