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Police were today forced to lob teargas at rowdy youth who blocked presidential hopeful Jimmy Wanjigi’s motorcade along Siaya-Kisumu Road ‘demanding handouts.’
This just happened immediately after Wanjigi finished addressing ODM delegates in Siaya town when the youths blocked his motorcade chanting “give us something” before riot officers arrived and restored order forcing Wanjigi’s motorcade speed off as the youths scampered for safety.
Wanjigi’s Siaya trip was peaceful with ODM supporters turning in their large numbers to listen to him and while addressing the delegates Wanjigi revealed that he was among those who stood with Raila during and after the 2017 General Election
“I am confident that ODM will form the next Government. I ask all of you to support me to be the Presidential candidate. I have supported Raila before and now it is my time to enjoy his support and that of his people. I have the capability of changing your lives and Kenya’s economy,” he said.
Adding that he is not at war with Raila and stating that he has stood with him during his difficult political moments
Siaya county is the home of ODM leader Raila Odinga who despite having not declared his candidature, has hinted he would be vying in 2022 polls. Wanjigi who has declared interest in the ODM presidential ticket has been traversing the country and meeting ODM delegates in preparation for the 2022 General Election.
Wanjigi told the delegates that he was the only politician from Mount Kenya who had supported Raila during the last general election.
He dismissed calls for a coalition between ODM and other political parties saying ODM was strong enough to form the next government.