ODM leader Raila Odinga has expressed confidence in securing the presidency in the approaching election slated for August of this year.
The leader is considered among the frontrunners in the race to succeed the outgoing Uhuru Kenyatta, his main rival being Deputy President William Ruto.
The former Prime Minister on Tuesday acknowledged the fact that the contest will indeed be between him and the DP, despite the existence of other aspirants.
He said that he will vanquish Ruto and emerge the winner, stating that Ruto has also realized this and has resorted to accusing him of planning violence as a way of preparing his camp for the defeat.
"Our competitors are now claiming that ODM is planning violence...there is nothing like that. We will defeat them on the ballot, the tsunami is coming," he said at City Hall in Nairobi, as is quoted by The Star.
He stated that Ruto will begin experiencing defeat from Nairobi, which is currently considered a possible battleground between the two of them.
Raila expressed confidence in retaining all the votes he got in 2017 and also scooping the ones Uhuru managed, giving him an edge over the DP.
"I got over 900,000 votes in the last election, President Uhuru got 700,000. Cumulatively we got over 1.6 million votes. In the coming elections we will get more," he is further quoted.
He spoke while dismissing the forays Ruto has been trying to make in the city to better his chances as he makes his debut in the presidential race.
Raila is seen as coming into the race with many advantages including the apparent support of the President and a number of his Cabinet Secretaries.
Ruto has admitted that this is the case, branding Raila a 'State Project' and has said that he is now banking on the support of the people and God.
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