Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi now says locals in Nyanza owe their Rift Valley counterpart, for the support they gave the region’s leader Raila Odinga.
Sudi who was over the weekend in Ugunja, Siaya County said the Rift Valley region fully supported the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, and that it was a gesture that they should keep in mind ahead of the 2022 general election.
In 2007, Raila received massive support for his presidential bid, with now Deputy President William Ruto backing his bid.
The former Prime Minister however failed to clinch the seat, in a disputed election that led to the infamous 2007/08 violence.
“2007 we voted for you, and even though you did not win the presidency, we somehow managed to help baba (Raila) get the Prime Minister position,” Sudi said.
“So kaa mkijua mko na deni yetu,” he added, which can loosely be translated to “So keep in mind that you owe us”.
The legislator who was in Siaya for the final sendoff of Langas headteacher Chrispine Owako further called on all Kenyans to allow politicians from all camps to freely campaign in any part of the country.
He expressed the need for all the agendas of each candidate to be keenly weighed before voters decide on which one to support.
“Allow Deputy President William Ruto to come here and sell his bottoms up agenda, just the way Raila should also be allowed to go to Eldoret and sell his agenda, then look at each of those agendas and pick that suits you well,” Sudi noted.
The MP is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, who is considered a front runner for the 2022 presidential race, alongside the ODM leader.