Azimio la Umoja’s party leader, Raila Odinga, hosted the newly elected East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) MPs for lunch on Friday 18 November.
Among them were his daughter Winnie Odinga and Kennedy Musyoka, the daughter of Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
Other incoming EALA MPs included former Kieni MP Kanini Kega and Mombasa politician Suleiman Shahbal. Azimio director and NARC party leader, Martha Karua, was also in attendance.
A photo of EALA winners, (from left) Mombasa politician Suleiman Shahbal, former Kieni MP Kanini Kega, Winnie Odinga and Kennedy Kalonzo at a luncheon event on Friday, November 18, 2022.
In a statement on Friday, November 18, Raila praised them and expressed confidence in their fulfillment of the East African Community (EAC) Azimio Declaration.
“The Azimio Declaration was made in Arusha in 1976 by Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. We are proud that today the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition is sending its brigade to Arusha to fulfill the EAC Azimio Declaration.” Raila congratulated the elected MPs.
Raila, Karua and Kalonzo all exuded confidence in the ability of the elected MPs to represent Kenya.
In jovial photos shared by ODM Party, the patrons were all caught smiling as they celebrated their newfound victory.
Earlier, Winnie Odinga dedicated her triumph to 49 TBEN who died in 2017 when Raila’s followers welcomed him back to the country. The former prime minister was then a nemesis of Kenya’s 4th president, Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I’m still here by God’s grace. Fast forward today, I’ve been chosen to join the EALA. I’m humbled. I’m thankful. I’m ready. This is for all those we’ve lost along the way. There is no me without you,’ she remembered.
Expelled Kieni MP (MP) Kanini Kega also owed his victory to his supporters who supported him through fervent prayers.
He also thanked his former colleagues who voted for him in parliament.
An undated photo of ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his daughter Winnie Odinga.