Broke? Who? Raila Odinga dismisses Uhuru claims

The Opposition is said to be struggling to hold campaigns as its coffers have dried up

NASA leader Raila Odinga addresses the press on the general election on August 9, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, has come out to strongly rubbish claims by President Uhuru Kenyatta that he has been receiving funds from Governors especially former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to fund his political campaigns.

According to the Head of State, Kidero has been looting funds from Nairobi County government to bankroll Nasa campaigns and that was why Raila has been struggling financially since the former county boss was kicked out.

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NASA principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo when they launched a funds drive. /CAPITALFM

Uhuru said at Uhuru Park on Saturday, September 9, that Raila used to receive Sh 20 million daily from City Hall, money which he pumped into their campaign.

But speaking ion the campaign trail in Kitengela, Kajiado county on Sunday, September 10, the former Prime Minister dismissed the claims that he was being funded by Opposition friendly Governors.

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Raila said he has previously ran presidential campaigns and never depended on Governors for funds.

“This is what I have to tell him. I was a presidential candidate in 2007 and 2013. There were no Governors but I won,” Raila said.

The Nasa honcho also dismissed Uhuru’s claims that Nasa was flat broke after they lost Nairobi and Kajiado gubernatorial seats.

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He defended his move to plead for funds from his supporters saying it is a common practice by politicians all over the world.

Uhuru and Raila are set for repeat presidential elections on October 17, 2017, after the Supreme Court nullified Uhuru’s victory in the August 8 one.