Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Sunday pleaded with Kenyans to stay united ahead of the 2022 General Elections.
“As a nation, we need to embrace unity and exercise tolerance as we head into the campaign period,” said the ODM leader.
He said Kenya at the moment needs leaders who will help it grow, deal decisively with corruption and grow the economy.
Raila spoke after holding a series of meetings with various groups of leaders, party officials, elders and teachers representatives from Kakamega, Bungoma and Vihiga Counties.
The meetings were held at the residence of the Party Deputy Leader Mr. Wycliffe Oparanya at Emabole village in Butere County.
Mr. Odinga said his promise of Ksh 6,000 a month for underprivileged people in society stands and that if elected, he will implement it as a matter of priority.
On teachers, he said the teaching profession is the most important in any country adding that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure teachers are motivated, well remunerated and treated humanely.
“No society can grow without teachers, they are an integral part of the population of every nation hence the need for proper treatment” he said.
He said teachers trading their skills in hardship areas deserve hardship allowance and safety to enable them carry out their duties effectively.
At a meeting with political leaders from Bungoma County, the ODM leader urged the local MCAs elected on the party ticket to work together for the betterment of the party and its growth.
Others present were Mr. Oparanya and legislators Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Kizito Mugali (Shinyalu), Junet Mohammed (Minority Whip, NA), Jeremiah Kioni (Ndaragua), Raphael Wanjala (Budalangi), Naomi Shiyonga (Nominate Sen), Elsie Muhanda (Kakamega Woman MP) among others.