Raila Odinga, the Azimio presidential contender, has gotten a massive boost in his State House bid after another Mt. Kenya bigwig joined his team.
Gitobu Imanyara, a former Central Imenti MP, has formally joined Azimio.
Imanyara declared yesterday that he will campaign across the country for the ODM chief and his running companion Martha Karua in what he described as a reunion of second liberation champions.
Imanyara’s defection comes only days after UDA Vice-Chair Kipruto Arap Kirwa ditched Deputy President William Ruto for Azimio.
During a campaign rally in Sirisia Market in Bungoma County, Kirwa announced his resignation from the Deputy President William Ruto-led party to join Raila Odinga.
He was officially received by Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua.
“From today I Kipruto Arap Kirwa have resigned as UDA vice chairman and I have resigned because I have seen how democracy is going to be suppressed if we allow the other side,” he said.
The Former Agricultural Minister stated that in order to ensure that Odinga obtains the 50 plus 1 support threshold he decided to join his political bandwagon, saying he believes the Azimio camp will clinch victory.
Kirwa said that Odinga’s announcement of Martha Karua as his running mate influenced his decision to leave UDA.