Raila Odinga, the head of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party, has gotten a big boost after Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja backed him.
In a now-viral video, Sakaja maintained that he was not apologetic after choosing to work with the former prime minister.
“I have no apologies for working with Raila Odinga. And I have no apologies for working with William Ruto. In fact, on the day that Raila and Ruto will have a sit-down, I am the one who will facilitate that,” Sakaja said.
Sakaja reiterated that he was out to work with all leaders since Nairobi county belongs to everyone.
“Nairobi is not home to any particular community or political party. So, just like the President, Raila should also be respected,” he added.
On Tuesday, January 10, Sakaja explained that he has no problem with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
In the past few weeks, there has been a push and pull between Sakaja and Gachagua over some directives in running the Nairobi county and especially the Central Business District.
Sakaja clarified that there was no tiff between his senior because he respects him for his position in the party and as the second in command.
“Mimi sina vita na mheshimiwa naibu wa rais Rigathi Gachagua, mimi namheshimu, yeye ni mzee kwangu tena kisiasa. He is at a higher position in terms of party position,” Sakaja explained.