The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Raila Wants Me to Join His Party Claims Wamalwa

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New Ford Kenya presidential hopeful Eugene Wamalwa on Sunday claimed Prime Minister Raila Odinga has approached him to join ODM and back his presidential bid.

He said he rejected the plea because he is a presidential hopeful in the general election. "I am, however, telling the PM and other presidential hopefuls that they ought to brace for a stiff competition in next year's election because my name will be on ballot box" said Wamalwa.

He was speaking in Kitale on Sunday during a rally to popularise his presidential bid. "Raila approached me recently while I was in Kisumu, but State House is my destiny," said Wamalwa.

He, however, said his party may form a coalition with like-minded party after the election, adding that voters should prepare for the poll run-off because there will be no winner in the first round of voting.

He was accompanied by former Agriculture minister Kipruto Arap Kirwa, who is the Trans Nzoia senator seat aspirant on the New Ford Kenya ticket and nominated MP Musikari Kombo. Kiwa said nominations for the party should be fair to ensure both the losers and winners remain in the party to strengthen it.

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