Ngilu joins Raila Odinga’s campaign trail
Former Health Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has officially joined the National Super Alliance (Nasa).
The veteran politician confirmed as much on Saturday morning, upon arriving in Kakamega County ahead of the official launch of the opposition movement’s presidential candidate’s campaign.
Nasa are set to officially kick start their campaigns with a mammoth rally at the Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
All of the coalition’s five co-principals, namely Raila Odinga, who is the presidential candidate, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi and Isaac Ruto will be in attendance.
“I want to express my joy for returning back home to Nasa. I have worked with the Nasa leaders and the election this year will be a repeat of the 2003 general election when Narc ascended to power,” Ngilu said.
She also expressed confidence that Mr Odinga will win the elections.
“I’m confident Raila will be elected president on August 8. Kenyans are tired with Jubilee for promoting corruption and doing nothing to address poverty,” she said.
She also urged Nasa to focus on uniting all Kenyans who are languishing in poverty due to bad leadership by Jubilee.
Mrs Ngilu, who is eyeing the Kitui gubernatorial seat, has maintained a low profile since she was unceremoniously booted out of Government three years ago.
Mrs Ngilu’s exit was occasioned after she was mentioned in several corruption related scandals although she has maintained her innocence, and even accused the Jubilee Government of profiling.
Her entry into Nasa could offer the opposition a big boost, considering her influence in Kamba politics.