By Halima Charo
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) women activists in Mombasa County have pledged to conduct extensive campaigns for the party’s presidential hopeful Raila Odinga.
The activists drawn from all the 30 wards in Mombasa County said they would intensify grassroots mobilization particularly the womenfolk.
Speaking at the launch of the , ODM Women’s League, the League president Beth Syengo said her mission was not only to ensure women participation in the party activities, but also to seek their inclusion in leadership structures.
The women league Mombasa chapter has been dubbed Warembo na Raila (WR).
Syengo said the ODM brigade enjoyed full support of the ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
“We are hoping Kenya will remain a united country and with the support of Raila Odinga,the country will steer ahead. As women we are calling on more women to join the campaign for a leader that we know recognizes our plight,”said Syengo.
On her part Likoni Member of Parliament Ms Mishi Mboko urged the Mombasa ODM women brigade to stay firm and desist from being hoodwinked or coerced by Tanga-tanga’s Inua Mama Group aligned to Deputy president William Ruto.
Mishi said the ODM women will play an active role in shaping the outcome of the 2022 Raila’s election bid.
“Women are critical in the oncoming elections, and that’s why we urge you to stay focused and not to fall for those that have no good intentions for this country, I urge women of this country to stay united and shape the country’s politics by participating in the electoral process,”Mboko said.
Mombasa Women Representative Hon Asha Hussein said the ODM women brigade was going to crisscross the country to woo and recruit more women in vote hunt for Raila.
Addressing the same gathering Mvita Member of parliament Hon Abdulswamad Nassir urged the ODM women brigade to rally behind Raila Presidency bid saying the ODM leader has fought for Kenya’s democracy and has the country’s interest at heart.