Section leaders from the Mount Kenya region on Thursday accompanied former prime minister Raila Odinga during the Kiambu tour that lasted for 8 hours.
During the visit, Mr Raila declared the birth of a new dawn that would see him and President Uhuru Kenyatta embark on countrywide tours to unite Kenyans.
He was accompanied by Kiambu governor James Nyoro, Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe, Maina Kamanda, Dennis Waweru, Kanini Kega and Racheal Shebesh.
Others included Nairobi Women representative Edwin Sifuna, Opiyo Wandayi, Nyeri deputy governor Caroline Karugo, Wangoro Mwangi as well as former Kiambu governor William Kabogo who joined him in Ruiru.
Mr Odinga first held a consultative meeting at Safari Park hotel before proceeding to Gathiruini factory where he launched the factory and promised to reach out to agriculture minister Peter Munya to intervene on how the factory dispute with the cooperative bank will be solved.
Kiambu governor James Nyoro revealed that the factory owes the Cooperative bank of Kenya more than Ksh 150 million.
Mr Odinga said he was at home with Mt Kenya voters, whom he holds dear as comrades in the struggle for democratic gains, as well as his in-laws.
He said the handshake team had started the journey towards securing Kenya’s future hitting a section of politicians whom he said were against it.
The former prime minister further visited Kigumo level five hospital where he donated x-ray machines worth Ksh 10 million.
Odinga last stops over were in Ruiru town he inspected Ruiru hospital where the county government has constructed a 150-bed capacity unit.
While addressing Kiambu electorates, Raila Odinga said that he is the best candidate to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta and continue with his legacy after 2022.
He blamed deputy president William Ruto and his allies for misleading Kenyans with hustler narratives.
Mr Odinga said that the DP’s allies were responsible for the delay of the BBI. He promised he will revive it back next year.
“I would like to state that, BBI will be back next year and nothing will stop reggae, “he said.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega said that the Jubilee MPs and opinion leaders are reaching out to everyone in the region to support Odinga presidency.
He endorsed Mr Odinga as the “prince of peace” who helped the President to hold the country together after a very divisive election.
He said that they will ignite a wave similar to the 2002 Narc one in Mt Kenya region to propel Raila presidency.
“I would like to tell you, Raila is our 5th president and nothing will change it, we have blessings of Uhuru Kenyatta and we will do as he direct,” Kanini said.
He urged Kenyans not to listen to tangatanga narratives maintaining that it’s misleading.
Nominated MP Maina Kamanda Odinga deserves more support from Mount Kenya region as he supported Kibaki.
Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo welcomed the move of Raila Odinga to visit the Mountain.
He urged him to multiparty democracy ahead of 2022.
“I would like to congratulate Raila Odinga for finding time to visit Kiambu, don’t be misled by brokers, welcome to the ground and listen to the people voices,” Kabogo said.