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Raila postpones naming of running mate

| Raila was expected to unveil his running mate at a political rally today at the historic Kamukunji Grounds

Raila Odinga will name his running mate tomorrow May 16, his Presidential Campaign Secretariat has confirmed.

Through the Secretariat’s spokesperson Prof Makau Mutua, the Azimio revealed that it is aware of the anticipation among its supporters as the deadline for the naming of running mates draws near.

“Our campaign is aware that Kenyans are anxious to know the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential ticket. We will make the announcement tomorrow,” a statement by Prof Mutua reads.

Raila was expected to unveil his running mate at a political rally today at the historic Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi.

“It is possible (that Raila Odinga could unveil his running mate at the rally). It is not something that we have discussed but because he has since received the names it is something he can consider,” said Mr Ndiritu Muriithi, Head of Mr Odinga’s presidential campaign board.

On Thursday, an eleven-member Selection Panel of eminent persons that were tasked to find a suitable running mate for the coalition party’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga presented three names to him for consideration.

The panel’s Chairperson Noah Wekesa said they submitted the names to the Orange leader “in order of priority”, but failed to disclose the identity of the three individuals.

Wekesa noted Raila will have the final say on who he will pick to deputise him ahead of the August polls.

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