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Jubilee party, a waste of time and resources, says Raila

ODM leader Raila Odinga has dismissed the forthcoming launch of the Jubilee party, claiming the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto has nothing to offer Kenyans.

Mr Odinga spoke on Tuesday during an extensive two day tour of Western Kenya that had him tour several areas in Kakamega County including Shinyalu market, Khayega, Khwisero, Bukura, Shiamusinjiri, Ikolomani and Musoli.

Political analysts have interpreted the trip as a bid by Mr Odinga to consolidate his popularity in a region that contributed to a huge chunk of the votes he got during the 2013 General Elections.

The former Prime Minister at the same time also dismissed Jubilee’s forays in the area as a waste of time and resources, predicting that ODM and Cord will win next year’s General Elections.


“These people are liars, thieves, and enemies of devolution. We have the capability to remove these people from power, so we must register in large numbers as voters,” Mr Odinga said.

ODM Deputy Party leader Wycliffe Oparanya urged the people of Shinyalu to continue supporting the party because it was the only one that has the interests of Kenyans at heart.

“Let us not gamble. Let no one lie to you that there’s a better party than ODM,” he said.

The Jubilee Party will be formally launched this week through a series of events including a delegates conference at the Kasarani indoor arena.

The party will be the vehicle that President Kenyatta will seek re-election for his second and final term.