Kenyan politician and head of the Orange Democratic Movement party Raila Odinga is well-known and has dominated Kenyan politics for the past 30 years. However, he has endured a great deal of hardship, losing five games in a row. His supporters had hoped that during the most recent elections they would be able to pass over to the promised land, but everything went awry.
The former prime minister has so received bad news from President William Ruto's supporter, who claims that his wife cost him the August victory. Former Bahati Constituency Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri claimed on Twitter that Ida Odinga, the former prime minister's wife, was responsible for his defeat.
In August 2022's presidential election, Ruto defeated Raila Odinga with 200k votes. Ruto's point man has since reaffirmed that Ida's divisive comments about churches were a major factor in their victory.
He acknowledged that Ida Odinga had been quoted as predicting that there would be fewer churches in Kenya, similar to what had happened in Rwanda, but said that the contentious statements had been used politically at the time.
According to former Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri, "the last item that gained us 200,000 votes was when Raila Odinga's wife Ida announced that they are going to ensure that churches in Kenya will be reduced like those in Rwanda. That gave us a lot of mileage."
According to Kimani, he disputes assertions that former president Uhuru Kenyatta deceived Raila Odinga and that Chebukati rigged the election to give the victory to Ruto. Please feel free to offer your opinions and ideas in the space provided below.
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