ODM leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid had gotten a boost ahead of the August general election.

This comes after Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu’s and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s parties shelved the idea of fielding presidential candidates in the forthcoming elections.

They have endorsed Raila Under the Azimio la Umoja Movement for the seat.

This comes after the two parties held a joint National Delegates Conference at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on Friday.

Kibwana said their parties unanimously agreed to support Azimio la Umoja and Raila and their common presidential candidate.

"The resolve is unanimous- our two parties will massively mobilise and support the Azimio la Umoja and Raila Odinga as our common presidential candidate," Kibwana said

Ngilu and Kibwana reiterated they will team up with like-minded leaders to form a formidable force.

Ngilu said they only had two choices in the whole scenario.

"We have only two choices, to field presidential candidates or team up with others to form a government," Ngilu said.

Ngilu added that they have opted to join Azimio la Umoja movement to boost their chances of winning the elections.

The Kitui County Governor lauded her Makueni counterpart for the role he played in fighting for the ordinary mwananchi and the sacrifices he made as well.

"Kibwana, in all his life, has fought for the ordinary person. He has been arrested with the others, including Raila, fighting for the second liberation," Ngilu said.

Raila who had come back from a trip to Ethiopia, India and Dubai addressed the joint delegates meeting at Bomas.