Luo Nyanza has been steadfast behind the opposition chief since his first stab at the presidency in 1997.
The ODM chief has always been ready to effortlessly rally the region to back his bid and political decisions despite disgruntlement from a neighborhood of former allies within the region where campaigning against Raila has been sort of a ticket to “political oblivion.”
Even though there are pockets of disquiet from some members who ditched his Orange party but still with ambitions for political seats, they need still supported Raila’s ambitions.
His influence has also played a key role in swaying the Gusii vote to his side, although he now faces a stiff competition from the DP who has won some allies in Gusii region.
In Nyanza, but 2013 when Migori Governor Okoth Obado beat ODM while riding on little-known People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Orange party has held all the six gubernatorial seats in Nyanza and won a majority of the opposite posts.
And this is often the narrative the Ruto team is burning the midnight oil because it strategies on the way to solve the puzzle of “Raila’s politics” that has dominated Nyanza politics for quite 20 years .
Ford Kenya Deputy Party leader Richard Onyonka explains that Gusii region, which is a component of Nyanza, might once more have two political formations in 2022.
“We must rethink our political direction. Raila has a plus than the other presidential candidate. he's a continuing in Nyanza politics as he controls almost 90 per cent of votes in Nyanza,” Onyonka said.
Although Raila is yet to officially declare he will vie for the presidency in 2022, his handlers insist he are going to be within the race. Ruto has, however, indicated he will seek the highest seat.
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