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Raila Odinga is pushing for a referendum.

Raila odinga vows to fight for BBI.

ODM leader Raila Odinga claimed Saturday that some of his political opponents wished him dead when he was taken ill last month, but noted that he was as fit as a fiddle and ready to work for the people

At a burial in Bondo Sub-county, Siaya, on Saturday, Mr Odinga said his detractors even claimed he had lost his speech and would not make a comeback because he was dying.

"Some of them said I had lost my speech on my deathbed and was being fed using a tube. They were praying that I should die," he said in his native Dholuo language.

The Orange Democratic Movement leader toured Kisumu County on Friday after a five-month absence due to restrictions to curb Covid-19 pandemic.

"As you can see I am very fine. I am very okay now and we say to them, washindwe (may they be defeated)"
Raila A. Odinga

Referendum “unstoppable”

Regarding the referendum, the politician reiterated that the resolve to hold one before the 2022 General Election was on course and unstoppable.

He said the plebiscite would happen "whether some people like it or not", because it was Kenyans who requested it and since most of the proposals on the review of the 2010 Constitution were pegged on it.

"Kenyans will decide if they want a referendum but I can assure you the plebiscite will be held. It is Kenyans who will decide what should happen at the vote, " he said.

Mr Odinga noted that he and President Uhuru Kenyatta were only waiting to receive the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report from the Secretariat before beginning the second phase of the tour to educate the public on the initiative and the contents of the report.

"I am fully back with the BBI, which only stopped for halftime. The reggae, as I said, earlier is unstoppable," he said.

“Once we receive the report we will take it back to the people in round two of the popularisation tour,” he also said, adding a referendum would then follow.

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