Raila Odinga’s presidential bid endorsed by 30 Governors

ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga has on Monday received a major boost in his bid to become the country’s President after he was endorsed by 30 Governors.

During the meeting held in Naivasha, 26 of the Governors were present as four sent their apologies as they officially joined the Azimio Movement.

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Speaking after the meeting was Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Mureithi who confirmed the Governors support for Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Presidential bid. The Governors also promised to lead campaigns in their various counties.

ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga applauded the benefits of Devolution in service delivery and development across the country promising to strengthen it in the future.

“Devolution opened up and transformed rural Kenya and, we’ll strengthen it to enhance service delivery and accelerate development right across the country. I’m encouraged by the positive sentiments expressed by Governors at our meeting today.” Said Hon. Raila Odinga

Governors present during the event were;

  1. Governor Charity Ngilu – Kitui
  2. Governor Anne Kananu- Nairobi
  3. Governor Cyprian Awiti – Homa Bay
  4. Governor Wycilffe Opranya – Kakamega
  5. Governor Amos Nyaribo – Nyamira
  6. Governor James Nyoro – Kiambu
  7. Governor Francis Kimemia – Nyandarua
  8. Governor Hassan Ali Joho – Mombasa
  9. Governor Joseph Ole Lenku -Kajiado
  10. Governor Martin wambora – Embu
  11. Governor Ndiritu Mureithi – Laikipia
  12. Governor Mohammed Kuti – Isiolo
  13. Governor Lee Kinyanjui – Nakuru
  14. Governor Alex Tolgos – Elgeyo -Marakwet
  15. Governor James Ongwae – Kisii
  16. Governor Cornel Rasanga – Siaya
  17. Governor Ahmed Boray Arale- Wajir
  18. Governor Fahim Twaha – Lamu
  19. Governor Amason Kingi – Kilifi
  20. Governor Granton Samboja – Taita Taveta
  21. Governor Wilber Otichillo – Vihiga
  22. Governor Kivutha Kibwana – Makueni
  23. Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o – Kisumu
  24. Governor Dhadho Gaddae Godhana – Tana river 
  25. Governor Ali Korane – Garissa
  26. Governor Wycliffe Wangamati- Bungoma
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Berryl Achieng
Berryl Achieng
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