Politicians allied to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) still want their leader Raila Odinga to vie for the presidency in 2022.
Speaking in the presence of Odinga during the burial of former Rangwe MP Prof Joseph Ouma Muga, said that the former Prime Minister deserves to be the next President because of his long fight for democratic space in the country.
In addition, Orengo also voiced his belief that the NASA Coalition chief is the man who has the know-how to liberate Kenyans from the extremely harsh economic conditions they are facing.
During his speech, Orengo also stressed the need for the country to review the current constitution, and introduce a parliamentary system of governance.
He argued that the current constitution needs to be replaced, as it exposes Kenyans to financial burdens caused by excessive borrowing by the government.
The prominent lawyer also cautioned an unnamed top government official from interfering with the truce signed between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
Echoing the Siaya Senator’s sentiments, Homa Bay Women Rep Gladys Wanga stated that amendments to the constitution will lead to the formulation of policies that will have economic benefits for the country.
In his speech, however, Raila avoided the topic of the 2022 succession race, stating that the time between now and the next presidential elections should be dedicated towards development.
He stated his intention his truce with President Kenyatta to fight corruption in the country.
Raila also called on the Jubilee government to reduce borrowing, in order for the Kenya to reduce the huge debts it owes foreign entities.
He added that the government borrows huge amounts of money, only for some “selfish” individuals to steal the funds.
Raila also pressured the government to put in more effort in retrieving the funds which were stolen from Kenya and stashed in foreign countries.
The late Prof Muga Is reknowned for his research on global warming.