ODM leader Raila Odinga ( Photo Courtesy)
Even to his own fiercest critics, ODM leader Raila Odinga stands a chance to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta come the next general election.
With the man from Bondo going from strength to strength, it appears that not even Deputy President William Ruto has the ability to stop him from forming the next Government to usher in a new era post Uhuru's 10-year reign.
Banking on the Mount Kenya Foundation to bankroll his political activities in the run up to the next general election, the former Prime Minister can only dream of forming an effective administration that will deliver on his pledges to Kenyans.
With many technocrats now on his side, Raila will never have shortage of able men and women to effectively run his administration should he form the next Government.
ODM leader Raila Odinga with Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos ( Photo Courtesy)
As always with politics, political loyalty is handsomely regarded. This will not be any different in 2022 if Raila manages to outsmart Ruto and form the next Government.
Having emerged as Raila's key "general", Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos is one man who is expected to reap big in the Raila Government.
Now in his second and final term as Governor, Tolgos has allied himself with the Raila " Azimio la Umoja" camp. This came out openly on Friday when the former Prime Minister pitched tent in Eldoret, Ruto's Uasin Gishu county backyard.
It is Tolgos who played host to the ODM leader. This alone confirms his importance in Raila's State House journey.
Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos ( Photo Courtesy)
This goes without saying: if Raila forms the next Government, Tolgos will no doubt become an influential figure in his administration. But why?
So far, in Raila's bid to make inroads in Rift Valley, the Elgeyo Marakwet Governor has emerged as his key point man. Can the ODM chief just forget such a man in an event he is elected as Kenya's fifth President? No.
Most likely, Tolgos will make it to Raila's cabinet. If not, he will land a top Government job.
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