Quits politics, Raila told

Kitui South MP Rachael Nyamai has urged opposition leader Raila Odinga to quit active politics and pave way for younger politicians.

Ms. Nyamai, who was elected on a Jubilee Party ticket, Sunday said Odinga’s time in Kenya’s politics has expired.

She added that the National Super Alliance (NASA)’s presidential candidate no longer stands a chance to capture the country’s presidency after numerous failed attempts.

Most of us parliamentarians heard about Raila Odinga when we were kids but we are still competing with the same man many decades afterwards, said the legislator.

She said Kenya had already elected a younger President Uhuru Kenyatta in clear generational shift in leadership, adding that Mr. Odinga should have retired alongside former President Mwai Kibaki.

We appreciate his contribution to this nation as a leader but his time is certainly up. He should retire honourably and let other younger leaders take Kenya forward, Ms. Nyamai said.

She was addressing a Jubilee campaign rally at Kyamboo market in Mwingi West where she appealed to the residents to re-elect President Kenyatta come Thursday’s presidential election repeat to allow him more time to complete projects he has initiated in Kitui County.

Earlier, the lawmaker, who was accompanied by former Jubilee Party candidate for Mwingi West Constituency Mwende Mwinzi, joined faithful at AIC Kyamboo to pray for peaceful repeat polls.

The two leaders further advised Kitui residents to ignore calls by NASA leaders to boycott the electoral process and vote for President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Source: Kenya News Agency