I am not eyeing 2022 presidency,Raila Odinga

Nasa leader Raila Odinga with other leaders of the opposition alliance addresses a press conference at the OKOA Kenya secretariat. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi,KENYA: NASA leader Raila Odinga has refuted reports that he is eyeing the presidency seat in 2022.

This follows a story on the Sunday Standard that the ODM party was fronting Raila Odinga to be in the ballot in 2022.

Raila Odinga says he is committed to the building bridges initiative following a handshake with president Uhuru Kenyatta on 9th March.

“One week ago, H.E Raila informed the country from the podium of the funeral service of his fellow comrade in the struggle for multi-partysm the late Hon. Kenneth Matiba that his entire efforts are currently directed at the Building Bridges Initiative and the determination that he and His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta are engaged in to bring the country together and heal the ills that have afflicted it throughout the years. The roadmap to healing the ills is contained in the MoU signed by himself and H.E President Kenyatta.” reads part of the statement.

Raila Odinga has further urged his supporters to disregard the views expressed in the paper as those of the paper and not those of the Orange Democratic Movement.

The NASA leader has also urged Kenyans to disregard a suggestion by COTU leader Francis leader calling for the appointment of President Uhuru Kenyatta to a post as an award once his term ends in 2022.

“The views ought to be seen in the same light with those of COTU Secretary General Mr. Francis Atwoli who, on May 1, asked for what he called a soft-landing for President Kenyatta after the President’s term ends. The COTU leader was certainly not speaking for the President.” The statement adds.

So far 14 advisors have been appointed to steer national dialogue further to the infamous 9th March handshake that brought peace between president  Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.