Elect politicians who can improve your lives, Ida Odinga tells voters
Ida Odinga yesterday challenged Kenyans to elect visionary and able leaders.
The ODM leader Raila Odinga’s wife told candidates for various seats in next year’s election to ensure that when they are elected, they focus on serving Kenyans and not use their positions to enrich themselves.
Ida, who was in Kisii to campaign for her husband and raise funds for a school, told the region to reject wheel- barrows, the symbol of Deputy Presi- dent William Ruto’s UDA party.
“Anybody who aspires for a position of leadership should not be for person-
al gain. When people join politics it is to serve people not enrich themselves,” Ida said during a funds drive for Nyaura Primary School in
Nyaribari Chache constituency in Kisii county.
She said Raila has what it takes to change the country for the better in five years if he is elected president in next year’s election.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Matiang’i, who hosted chief guest Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and their ICT colleague Joe Mucheru, challenged leaders to unite and speak in one voice.
“Public servants have to work to- gether with elected leaders to develop our country.Let us not divide our people for selfish interests,” Matiang’i said.
Others who attended the functions were Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, Senator Sam Ongeri, Jimmy Angwenyi (Kitutu Chache North),
Richard Tong’i (Nyaribari Chache) and Nyamira Wom- en Rep Jerusha Momanyi.
“It is our prayer that once Raila is elected president, he will appoint Fred Matiang’i a Cabinet Secretary for Fi- nance or Interior,” Arati said.
Arati has declared interest in the Kisii county governor’s seat.
Angwenyi appealed to Raila to in- corporate Matiang’i and Governor James Ongwae in his government if he is elected and urged the two to work together to foster development in the county.