Wajackoyah Endorses Raila Bid

Wajackoyah told his supporters that he supports Raila because he was among those who pushed for Kenya's second liberation.

With only five days until the August 9 General Election, Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has backed Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party rival Raila Odinga.

Addressing revelers in a nightclub, Wajackoyah in his signature durag, told his supporters that he supports Raila, the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) because he was among those who pushed for Kenya’s second liberation.

“Because of that, man (Raila). The man whose tears come out every day because of what happened to him in jail, including myself. I am here to join liberators. And the person I look at, the person who makes me stand here is none other Raila Odinga,” Wajackoya said.

His sentiments come a day after an opinion poll by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) placed him third in Nairobi county if elections were today, after Azimio’s Raila Odinga and UDA’s William Ruto.

Nairobi County has a total of 2.41 million voters this year, IEBC data shows.