National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer Raila Odinga’s wife, Ida Odinga has hinted at the retirement of her husband after the August 8 polls, indicating that the veteran political leader may not contest again for the country’s highest political office.
The former Prime Minister is making his fourth shot at the presidency after failing to win in the 1997, 2007 and 2013 general elections, and will be facing incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in a 2013 rematch, which saw Uhuru clinch the Presidency with over 800,000 votes gap between him and second-placed Raila.
Speaking in Nairobi county when she met over Odinga, who met over 2000 women leaders at Kilimani Primary, Odinga vowed to lead women across the country in protecting the NASA presidential candidate’s votes, calling on those present to vote for her husband.
“I am back for the last time to beg for votes for Raila and talk to my fellow women who know the pain of giving birth and children, I beg for the last time even God has heard, please vote for Raila Odinga,” she pleaded.
She at the same time warned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure that no dead voters took part in this year’s polls, as she claims was the case in the 2013 general elections.
An audit by KPMG showed that there are a total of over 92,000 dead voters in the IEBC register, and NASA has called on the poll body to eject them immediately.
She further said that the opposition will not accept rigged elections this time round, adding that they will put up all measures to ensure that votes are protected.