Sixteen leaders to spearhead Azimio’s regional campaigns
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential hopeful Raila Odinga has unveiled a 16-member team to lead his regional campaigns.
With less than 80 days to the August 9 General Election, the campaign team has divided itself based on regions and special groups to secure votes for the Raila-Karua ticket’
The former Prime minister and his running mate Martha Karua will lead the national campaigns and will be assisted by MPs Junet Mohamed, Caleb Amisi, Mishi Mboko, Richard Onyonka, Opiyo Wandayi, Babu Owino, Philip Pande, and Maina Kamanda.
Women leaders hunting for votes on behalf of the coalition have been divided into three, including Maendeleo ya Wanawake and will be led by Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Homa Bay woman representative Gladys Wanga and Maendeleo ya wanawake’s Rahab Mwilu.
Other women who will help in the campaign to solicit votes are Beatrice Elachi, Rachel Shebesh, Rosa Buyu, Beatrice Askul, Fatuma Gedi, Judy Pareno, Jerusha Mong’ina, and Naisula Lesuuda, Naomi Shabban, Florence Mwangangi and Janet Ongera.
The Azimio team has mapped the country into nine regions in a bid to boost its presence across the country, ahead of the August 9 polls.
The Mt Kenya team will be led by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege and Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyajui.
The western Kenya team will be led by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa.
The Riff Valley team will be led by former ambassador Stephen Tarus while the Ukambani team will be captained by Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho will lead the Coast region while Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku will coordinate the Maa region.
MP Tim Wanyonyi and Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh will take charge of the campaigns in Nairobi, while CS Ukur Yatani and Feisal Abass will both lead the North Eastern campaigns.