Rosemary Odinga has called upon Kibra residents to seize an early opportunity to register for national IDs in what will probably further fuel speculations over her intentions to vie for an elective position the 2017 General Elections.
Speaking at the Kamukunji Grounds in Kibra constituency, the daughter of CORD Principal, Raila Odinga, said that she had approached Registrations of Persons in the wider Langata and Kibra area who agreed to lax some of the stringent rules which have hindered thousands of area residents from obtaining IDs.
“Even in the absence of a birth certificate, youths here should be able to get IDs so long as they have their parents’ IDs and a letter from the chief. Officers involved with the application process will come to you on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and thereafter we will even conduct a door-to-door campaign,” said Ms. Odinga.
Rosemary Odinga’s move is roumered to be in bid of Kibra’s parliamentary candidate in 2017.
However, a close ally of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has urged ODM not to impose Rosemary Odinga as Kibra’s parliamentary candidate in 2017.
Eluid Owalo, who served as head of the party’s presidential campaign secretariat in the last general elections, took to his official social media page to express this view hours after media reports claimed Rosemary will be contesting for the seat.