CORD leader Raila Odinga (in white) pose for a photo outside the Homa Bay County Assembly with other County Officials when he commissioned it.Photo/ Habil Onyango.
He said the presidential election will be a contest between reformists and those who stick to the status quo.
“We’ve realised power is being grabbed, not given, hence Cord is ready for it in 2017,” Raila said.
He said time has come for leadership that brings change that will benefit Kenyans.
“I have traversed many parts of this country and what people tell me is that they want change,” Raila said.
“They tell me life has become unbearable due to the harsh economy.”
He said Cord is ready for the change Kenyans demand.
Raila was speaking in Homa Bay during the closure of a two-day county International Investment Conference.
He urged supporters to register as voters in the ongoing mass registration.
“I don’t want to hear IEBC clerks rest as they wait for people to show up,” Raila said.
“You need to keep them busy by coming out in large numbers.”
The Cord leader said the outcome of the mass voter listing will be a measurement of the 2017 presidential election results.
Raila said he will closely monitor the registration process in the Cord strongholds.
He directed the coalition’s legislators to be equal to the task in spearheading the registration.
“My presence in this conference coincides with my inspection on the ongoing voter registration. We keep our eyes on the ball,” Raila said.
He told the county leaders to be wary of those out to scuttle devolution.
“There two forces pulling in different directions,” Raila said.