Even with the staunch support of the immediately preceding president, Uhuru Kenyatta, the former prime minister Raila Odinga was unsuccessful in his fifth bid for the presidency.
Following his narrow defeat to William Ruto, Raila, who has been harshly critical of the fledgling Ruto administration, hasn't said whether or not he will run for office again in 2027.
But over time, he has been losing some of his diehard supporters, with the bulk demonstrating a dalliance with the ruling William Ruto party.
It is clear that if Raila Odinga decides to run for president again in 2027, the vast exodus of influential figures from Luo Nyanza who once supported him will leave him weak.
Discarding Raila was the proper decision, given the claimed betrayal these leaders experienced within the Orange party, but it turns out that the grass wasn't as green on the other side as they had first believed.
The aforementioned were omitted because Ruto had already chosen his cabinet secretaries and principal secretaries, who would later be approved by Parliament.
Okoth Obado, a former governor of Migori who abandoned Raila Odinga even before the vote and took the lead in hosting Ruto in Migori ahead of the presidential vote on August 9th, is also still waiting for payment.
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