According to political expert Fred Sasia, President Kenyatta would be affected if the Supreme Court upheld Deputy President William Ruto's victory.
Only a few weeks had passed since Wafula Chebukati named Ruto the next president.
The former Prime Minister's allies, who perceived what they perceived as betrayal, reacted to the anouncement with a mixture of praise and anger.
After openly endorsing Raila's state house bid, Sasia claimed that if Mr. Odinga won, President Kenyatta would make a better president.
Since Mr. Kenyatta had frequently criticized DP Ruto as a poor candidate and leader who should not be permitted to govern Kenyans, he claimed that DP Ruto's rise to prominence would also bring humiliation to President Kenyatta.
According to him, doing so would also prevent Mr. Kenyatta from serving as President Raila's counselor, as the two had previously agreed.
Should the Supreme Court declare Ruto's victory invalid, Sasia continued, he must triumph in the rematch to avoid being the first Kenyan leader to lose after having his victory declared invalid.
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