Raila Odinga is offering Kenyans a deal to go to the “Promised Land” with him by buying tickets to Canaan in form of donations to his campaign.
The self-described Joshua, who says he will take Kenyans out of their hardship if he is elected President for the fourth time asking, on Friday appealed to the public for help for the fresh presidential election slated for October 17.
The NASA chieftain said “anybody who wants to go to Canaan” should buy a ticket by sending money to the opposition coalition’s accounts.
“People can contribute whatever they can afford even if it is KSh 10, KSh 100, KSh 1 million and much more. This will help us in the campaigns,” Raila told journalists on Friday.
“When you make that contribution you will be buying your ticket to Canaan… The journey is unstoppable… Buy your ticket because we are confident we shall reach Canaan.”
The “tickets to Canaan” payments can be to M-Pesa paybill 991444 or Co-operative Bank account name ODM, account number 01120006511102.
Raila will face-off again with President Uhuru Kenyatta following a Supreme Court ruling delivered by Chief Justice David Maraga.
The former Prime Minister had refused to concede saying Uhuru did not get 1.4 million votes more than he did on August 8 and that there were malpractices. This was one of the grounds in his petition that challenged the declaration of Uhuru as the winner of the election.
After pleading for funds, Mr. Odinga used his remaining time to call for Uhuru to resign following the “sham election” on August 8.
He said the President should release the people of Kenya from a repeat of elections.
“Uhuru and Jubilee should resign and let Kenyans move on. Everything is now clear… he lost.”
“If I were Uhuru I would just resign and leave this thing. Must you impose yourself on the people of Kenya? Now he is trying to buy individuals,” he said in reference to ongoing turmoil in the IEBC.
He further claimed that the lives of some of the electoral body’s commissioners are in danger following the leaked memo and that they should be protected.
“They are receiving emails threatening their lives. They are in a dangerous situation.”
Concerns about the safety of IEBC officials arose after the murder of acting ICT manager Chris Msando, who was tortured and strangled.