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‘Concentrate on BBI’-Raila to Homa Bay Gubernatorial aspirants



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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has directed politicians eyeing Homa Bay County gubernatorial seat in the 2022 General Election to suspend their campaigns and concentrate on the ongoing push for constitutional amendments.

Former Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero and current women rep Gladys Wanga are seen as the frontrunners of the seat.

Kidero has already unveiled his manifesto for Homa Bay.

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Through a post on his social media handles, Kidero assured the county residents of much more economic empowerment once he ascends to power.

Here is the post he did;

Homa Bay has a great potential that my adminstration will strive to exploit to uplift the lives of our people;
My key areas for the economic turn around of the lakeside county shall include;
1. Harness the ethanol potential from cassava and potatoes in Kasipul Kabondo in partnership with Thailand investors.
2. Set up fruit processing in Kabondo-Kasipul, Rangwe and Ndhiwa.
3. Fish cold rooms and storage facilities along our beaches as well as fish processing plants in Karachuonyo, Homabay and Mbita.
4. Cotton crop development and processing along the lake front.
5. Fish leather tanning and value addition on fish and fish products.
6. Build Communication, transport and Energy infrastructure to set a strong foundation for these flagship investments.
Homabay has the largest lakefront and blue economy will be a key priority in our quest to achieve the renaissance Homabay goal.
For every dream to come true, we must work as a team. I request all sons and daughters of Homabay to walk with me this journey of making our homeland better.

At the same time Odinga has ruled out supporting any of his former National Super Alliance (NASA) colleagues for the presidency even as he hinted at a new coalition ahead of next year’s General Election.

Raila with Kidero at a past function.

Raila accused the former NASA leaders of abandoning him at the hour of need during his swearing-in as the People’s President after the disputed 2017 repeat presidential elections.

“When we were going for the swearing-in, in Nairobi they refused. They switched off their phones and they were shivering due to fear. They now want me to give them the mantle by supporting them,” he said.

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