Editor's Review

The meeting had been convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta who was, however, absent with an apology.

Azimio coalition party leader Raila Odinga on Friday, June 24, chaired the party’s council meeting at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi.

The meeting featured the coalition party’s preparations ahead of the upcoming August 9 general elections.

The Azimio Council resolved to encourage the party’s supporters to engage in peaceful campaigns characterized by respect for the views of others.

The Council noted that the move was meant to ensure a stable post-election economic environment which is essential for a united, inclusive, fair and prosperous nation.

Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta during the first Azimio Council meeting. IMAGE: COURTESY

The council further directed the National Coalition Executive Committee together with the Presidential Campaign Secretariat to interrogate the voter register that has been gazetted and report their observations back to the council by June 28, 2022.

The council also discussed and approved a strategy to synergize the strength brought by each party to the coalition by rationalizing and harmonizing candidates in all elective positions and mandated each constituent party to implement the strategy.

It expressed its satisfaction with the party’s strategy to ensure that their presidential candidate wins with over 15 million votes to form the next government.

Azimio deputy party leader Martha Karua, party secretary-general Junet Mohamed and members Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi, Sabina Chege, Wafula Wamunyinyi, Naomi Shaban, Abdinoor Farah, and Charity Ngilu attended the meeting.

The council's chairman President Uhuru Kenyatta and council member Hassan Joho were absent with an apology.

It was the second meeting of the council after President Kenyatta chaired its first meeting on April 21 at the same venue.