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Raila begins three-day campaign tour in Turkana County

Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga will today kick off his three-day campaign tour of the vast Turkana County in a bid to woo voters in the region.

In the recent past, the Jubilee Party has been making inroads in the county ahead of the August 8 General election.

Mr Odinga will be welcomed by area Governor Josphat Nanok who is also the party’s national Vice Chairman and is expected to popularize the National Super Alliance (Nasa) during the visit.

He will at the same time capitalize on the extended period for voter listing to urge more potential voters to ensure they register as voters.

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According to a statement from the Governor’s Press Service, Mr Odinga is expected to start his journey at banditry prone Katilia Ward in Turkana East Constituency whose Member of Parliament Nicholas Ngikor decamped from Ford Kenya to join Jubilee Party.

Later in the day, he will fly to oil rich Lokichar town in Turkana South.

On Saturday, he will be at far flanked Kokuro centre in Turkana North Constituency that is worst hit by the worsening drought and later tour Kakuma and Lokichogio in Turkana West Constituency.

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He is expected to finalize his three day tour with an epic rally at highly populated Lorugum town in Loima Constituency and Lodwar town in Turkana Central Constituency.

National Irrigation Board Chairman Prof Malachy Ekal is expected to be presented as the party’s candidate for Turkana senate seat.

Turkana Senator John Munyes who was previously Ford Kenya party National Chairman and Loima MP Protus Akuja elected on an ODM party ticket decamped to Jubilee Party stepping up re-election campaigns for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

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Mr Munyes is eying the governor’s seat and already he has picked Governor Nanok’s deputy Peter Lokoel as his running mate.

Three weeks ago, Deputy President William Ruto was also in the county to woo voters where he accused devolved unit of missing out on priorities of the region which was water and food that he was evident by the increased number of victims of starvation.

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