How Meru elders snubbed Raila
24 May 2016, 19:19
Nairobi - In a meeting between Meru elders and CORD leader
Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister was told that under no uncertain terms will
the community vote for him in the 2017 elections.
Raila visited Meru early this month in a bid to win over the
community ahead of the 2017 General Elections but was met with a brick wall.
Elders he held talks with were every hostile and told him to
seek votes elsewhere.
“The elders told Raila that Meru has been taken care of by
the Jubilee government and that the community will vote for President Uhuru
Kenyatta come 2017,” a source privy to the meeting told News24.
The elders believe that the CORD leader will lose the 2017
polls and that will leave the community alienated form development projects.
“They were very clear. We are in Jubilee to stay. Maybe next
time,” the source added.
Raila is gunning for election come 2017 and is looking to
areas which he does not traditionally have support for votes such as Meru and
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