A number of political bigwigs who supported the former prime minister Raila Odinga's failed bid for presidency have taken political backseats as they contemplate on what to do while others are now into business.
Some of them put their careers on the line to market the Azimio la umoja coalition party leader across the country.
Others didn't contest at all hoping that they would get nominations in the azimio government that never was.
"When you are supporting someone, you get blinded to the extent that you think that you are winning come rain come sunshine", said professor Masibo.
Raila Odinga's Presidential campaign chairman Nderitu Muriithi failed to defend his seat when the popular united democratic alliance wave swept in Laikipia county.
The former governor told daily nation that although he isn't an elected leader, he will still remain in the public space.
"I will continue adding value in different places. I will remain active in the public space, though I am back to the private business", said muriithi.
On his part, the immediate former kakamega governor Wycliffe oparanya who is also the deputy party leader ODM said he too will be into business although he signaled that be will be on the ballot for presidency in 2027.
"I am back to my businesses because we have been doing business alongside politics", said oparanya.
However others like ODM chairman John Mbadi who sacrificed their ambitions of vying for Homabay gubernatorial seat was rewarded with a nomination.
Other leaders who were very close to Raila Odinga include former UNCTAD secretary general mukhisa Kituyi who dropped his presidential ambitions in favor of azimio Boss and former Nakuru governor Lee kinyanjui who failed to defend his seat
Others are former Kitui governor charity Ngilu who withdrew from gubernatorial race to concentrate on the national campaigns and Jeremia kioni who lost to UDA in Ndaragwa constituency.
Others however have ditched azimio and joined president William Ruto's Kenya kwanza team.
They include former Kisii governor James ongwae and his makueni counterpart Professor kivutha Kibwana.
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