Speaking during an exclusive interview with Kalenjin radio stations on Wednesday, 6th October, 2021, the former premier revealed that working with the second in command for next year's pre-election re-alignments might face a huge bump since DP Ruto already declared his presidential candidature.
"I'm waiting for the Kalenjin community to give me someone I can work with, but I'm still Arap Mibei you used to know" Raila insisted. He also stated that DP Ruto's Hustler Nation narrative was ill-advised citing that the meaning of the word hustler pins down the reputation of millions of ordinary people struggling to irk a living through various profitable ventures.
"Ruto was misadvised to adopt the phrase " hustler nation". It can't advance his political ambition anymore. Hustler ni mtu mkora, mkorofi na mwenye anatumia njia fupi (short cuts) to get what he/she wants. You cannot implicate ordinary Kenyans who are sweating to put food on the table as hustlers " he added
Although Raila has technically remained mum on his presidential bid, but his recent political stages have vastly confirmed that he will throw his hats in the ring to face off DP Ruto, Musalia Mudavadi, Jimmy Wanjigi, Mwangi Wa Iria among other contesters.
He reiterated that he sacred role is to spread peace and unity gospel across the country through the ODM's Azimio la Umoja program. "I'm looking forward to unite the country through Azimio la Umoja. We have had several instances where communities and tribes engage in violence during and after every general election" he re-emphasized.
This comes after Raila was indirectly endorsed by the head of state president Uhuru Kenyatta who has been pitting a comfortable ground for Raila's campaigns in vote-rich Mt Kenya region.
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