Raila Odinga

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Farmers toil to till the land, plant, weed, and harvest: coupled with prayer for the rains to start and stop at the right time. When the produce is taken to NCPB they're informed that the board cannot purchase it because its stores are full of "imported" maize. A total shame!
Kenyans who have been struggling to put food on the table since the onset of the pandemic now stand to have their collective plight worsened by the increased fuel prices. The prices should be lowered immediately to cushion the ordinary Wanainchi.
Kenya can learn a lot from the resilience of the Japanese, who've built one of the world's top economies. We need to prepare our youth for the jobs of the future and create conditions that will enable our economy to grow. Great meeting with Horie Ryoichi, Ambassador of Japan.
Leo hii tumehudhuria mazishi ya mama Grace Muthoni Mungai yaliyofanyika Ngecha, Kiambu. Baadaye, tuliwasalimia wakazi wa eneo hilo waliokiri kwamba wanaunga mkono Azimio la Umoja. Tutarudi tena tuongee zaidi.
Rt. Hon @RailaOdinga was honored to host H.E Luke Joseph Williams,Australian High Commissioner to Kenya earlier today for discussion on a range of issues of mutual interest to the two nations.
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In unison, the Maa community has thrown their weight behind the #AzimioLaUmoja aspiration and has added pertinent issues dear to them to the list of things we intend to fix moving on. I thank them for the warm welcome today and want to reiterate that #INAWEZEKANA
The challenges facing the Maa Nation go to underscore just how diverse we are in interests as a nation. They underscore the more reason we need to come together on one table, listen to each other and chart a way forward as one people. Lets walk together. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
We must strengthen both the formal school system and the mobile school initiatives among pastoralist communities as a means of increasing access to education. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
With government support, Maasai cultural ornaments could easily be a massive network of cottage industries in rural areas producing MADE IN KENYA ornaments and preserving Maa cultural heritage for commercial gain. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
We must protect the Maa women and girls from gender-based violence, early marriages and cultural practices like Female Genital Mutilation. We must go all out to empower and support Maasai women to go for political leadership at all levels. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
The way out of the marginalization, poverty and myriad other injustices the Maa community continues to suffer, the way to help the community compete in the cash economy, is the education of the Maasai youths and empowerment of Maasai women. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
Maa lands are part of our plan to transform rural Kenya. You're part of our plan for massive investment in rural infrastructure of access roads, reliable electricity, decent housing, clean water, good schools and the creation of rural cottage industries. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
We must however remain focused on long-term solutions that would lift the Maasai and other pastoralist communities from cycles of drought, floods, famine, poverty and marginalization.That means we must be unapologetic in preserving our water towers. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiiado
We need to be prepared with emergency programs for the drought that hits Maa community time and again. The response readiness must include rapid delivery of food, water and medicine to affected populations. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
We are concerned about historical and current marginalization of some parts of Kenya. That is why we came up with counties in the 2010 Constitution which others opposed. It's the reason we'll continue to push for more resources to be devolved to counties. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
The leaders of this community have decided that unlike during the Lancaster Constitutional Conference when representatives walked out because they were getting a raw deal, this time round, and going forward, you must stay put and fight at the table. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
The Maa community have unfinished issues of land, marginalization, human-wild life conflict, traditions you hold dear but that jeopardize your desire to march at the same pace with other communities, environmental degradation and poverty, among others. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
We recognize that for prosperity and growth, we need unity and stability. No economic or governance model, however well crafted, can thrive in an environment of chaos, disunity and instability. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
Kenya belongs to us all. We must begin thinking of how to build a country where citizens and leaders are free to pursue sectional interests, but still put the country's interest above their own. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
We recognize the need to bring all the competing interests in the country to one table and agreeing on how to tackle them ahead of elections next year and beyond. Nobody should feel ashamed that we're meeting as regions and even as ethnic groups. #AzimioLaUmojaKajiado
This evening, SG @edwinsifuna represented PL @RailaOdinga at a dinner reception in honour of Vihiga Queens FC which clinched the CECAFA title & will be representing Kenya in the Continental Championship. SG handed his token to the team. MP G. Osotsi & DG Dr. Saisi were present.
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Great is thy faithfulness to me.
The people of Trans- Nzoia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma & Busia counties have spoken emphatically. The #AzimioLaUmoja journey is on course: we shall pursue it to the conclusion. Kila kukicha tunapiga hatua mbele! #INAWEZEKANA
We must humble ourselves. Kenya does not owe anybody any debt. Instead, as leaders and citizens, we owe Kenya a debt. Together, with humility, we can bring prosperity to our people. #AzimioWesternEdition
The time has come for us to cleanse our country of the spirit of anger and bitterness and the spirit of revenge and entitlement. We must get on to the path of reconciliation, unity and stability. We must embrace forgiveness. #AzimioWesternEdition
This push we are embarking on must lead to the transformation of the country especially rural areas. It must ensure massive investment in rural infrastructure of roads, railways and water ways as a long-term priority in county national development agenda. #AzimioWesternEdition
In our quest for a 3rd Liberation in which we seek lasting unity and stability of the nation, creation of viable and credible opportunities for our youth and prosperity for all, we once again need the partnership and active involvement of the Mulembe nation #AzimioWesternEdition
The partnership we seek here is neither new nor impossible. We have had it before, with spectacular results. Sons and daughters of this region stood hand in hand with other freedom fighters and delivered us from colonialism. #AzimioWesternEdition
This region has a rich agricultural land for a variety of crops. It has minerals. It has potential for blue economy via Lake Victoria and potential for industrialization and value addition. #AzimioWesternEdition
We are not looking for followers or bystanders. We are looking for partners and active players; men, women and youth on the same journey, same mission, with one agenda. #AzimioWesternEdition
We envisage a Kenya that is a sum total of the aspirations of its regions, tribes, ethnic groups, faiths, social class and demographic compositions. A nation in which no one feels cheated or left out. That is what is what we call SHARED PROSPERITY. #AzimioWesternEdition
We have come to western Kenya with a message of peace, unity and stability that will enable us create lasting prosperity for the Mulembe nation and the country as a whole. This is why we started this journey last month, with a call to unity of the nation. #AzimioWesternEdition
Repeal Section 226 of the Penal Code, Kenya Psychiatric Association through President @Dr_chitayi asks Parliament, to decriminalise suicide and pave way for policies that will show compassion and mental health care help for persons who need it. @LukoyeAtwoli
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Great morning out for Rt Hon.@RailaOdinga earlier today, getting a feel of the revamped city train service with a short ride to Makadara after a tour Central Railway Station. Promised it can only get better.
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Building practical infrastructure, forging strong community bonds and getting “Besha” into the pockets of the people. It will happen when we work together. #INAWEZEKANA I engaged SMEs representatives who employ the largest portion of the working population in Kenya.
Trip down memory lane! It was a welcome break from my usual routine taking a train ride into the city this morning. It’s beautiful to see how big the city has grown over the years but we still have a journey to travel together as a people.
Had a great conversation with visiting Estonian President, H.E @KerstiKaljulaid. Estonia ranks top amongst digitally advanced countries globally. We discussed ways through which we may adopt methods to hasten our advancement. We will follow up.
East, West, North or South, returning home is always the best! We are happy to welcome defectors and returning party members back home to ODM. The ODM movement is steadily RELOADING day after day and all Kenyans from all walks of life are welcome at our table . #INAWEZEKANA
Finally, the youth need to appreciate that as the majority in our country, the choices you make today will determine the opportunities you create for yourselves and our county tomorrow and into the future. #RailaOnHigherEducation
With Kibaki we laid the ground for Kenyans to be able to access cheap loans. In fact, that was the era that banks hawked loans. Many young people bought their 1st cars then and started their 1st businesses. I want us to return to that era of possibilities #RailaOnHigherEducation
Together with President Mwai Kibaki, we showed that things can work for all our citizens. We laid the ground for fiber optics to go across Kenya for faster, cheaper and reliable internet connectivity. #RailaOnHigherEducation
People who were promised digital jobs, who were promised knowledge-based economy, who were promised double digit economic growth, are now being offered wheelbarrows being told Kazi ni Kazi. That is fraud. That is a route I promise Kenyans I can never take. #RailaOnHigherEducation
There is a commitment I can give the youth of Kenya today. In the event that I fail as a leader to deliver what I promise, I will not invent excuses. I will not change the goal posts. #RailaOnHigherEducation
In an era when nations are sending their sons and daughters to planet Mars, I refuse to tell the children of Kenya that the tools our great, great ancestors used in the pre-historic age represent some kind of revolution that can take them places. #RailaOnHigherEducation
I want to prepare Kenyan youths for jobs of the future, not jobs of yesterday. I want to focus the youth of Kenya on where the world is going, not where the world is coming from. #RailaOnHigherEducation
Let me be clear here too. I do not subscribe to the idea of Kazi ni Kazi. No. I stand for decent and well-paying jobs for our youth. All my public life, I have been allergic to giving excuses and resorting to half measures. #RailaOnHigherEducation
The time has come for Kenya to work out a deal for university and college students. University must once again be a place for our children to grow, to discover themselves and to develop a passion for life. #RailaOnHigherEducation
Thousands of graduates are now listed with the Credit Reference Bureaus, meaning they cannot apply for jobs where they need to provide CRB clearance certificates. This vicious cycle needs to be broken because it is wasting our youth. #RailaOnHigherEducation
Poor students are supposed to obtain loans from the Higher Education Loans Board. Yet as freshers report currently, they do not know when the money will hit their accounts or whether it will come at all. #RailaOnHigherEducation
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