Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Politics




Africa politics

Two Ukambani Counties That Are No Longer Strongholds of Raila Amolo Odinga.

It is now crystal clear that we are remaining with less than three months and Kenyans will be once more granted the golden opportunity to practice their democratic rights through voting. Kenyans will be electing their President, Governors, Senators, Women Representatives, Members of Parliament and Members of County Assembly.

The presidential race has attracted many aspirants but the race is likely going to be tough between the current Deputy President William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza alliance and the former Prime Minister and ODM party leader Raila Amolo Odinga of Azimio La Umoja coalition.

In the last general elections, Raila Odinga enjoyed the support of the Akamba community because of the presence of Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka. As we approach the August general elections, things are slowly changing and Raila's failure to pick Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate has changed the political temperature in the country.

Raila Amolo Odinga is likely going to lose the support of the people of Kitui County and Machakos county. Kalonzo Musyoka hails from Kitui County and his move to vie for the presidential seat has changed the politics of Kitui County. Many loyal supporters of Kalonzo Musyoka from Kitui County are likely going to stand with him up to the ballot.

In Machakos County, Raila Odinga has lost the support of the former Senator Johnstone Muthama and the incumbent governor Dr Alfred Mutua. The two leaders are very influential in politics of the county and they are now supporting Deputy President William Ruto.

Content created and supplied by: EvansMurutu (via Opera News )

County Assembly Kalonzo Musyoka Kenyans Kitui County Raila Amolo Odinga


Load app to read more comments