Raila Unveils New Strategy in Uhuru Succession Race

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    ODM leader Raila Odinga addresses a gathering at National Assembly Minority Whip, Junet Mohamed's home in Migori County on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
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  • Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has changed his tact ahead of the 2022 General Election.

    A report by Daily Nation on Tuesday, August 3, indicated that since public gatherings were banned by the Ministry of Health due to the rising cases of Covid-19, the former Premier has lined up a number of meetings in all regions across the country.

    He is expected to meet 100 delegates per session from across all the regions starting with Nyanza.

    Raila is then scheduled to travel to Western, Coast, North Eastern, Eastern, Rift Valley, Central and Nairobi.

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    Raila Odinga during an interview.
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    His first meeting, slated to take place at Sikri Town in Homa Bay County this week, will include representatives from all economic sectors including peasant farmers and boda boda operators.

    “Due to Covid-19, we cannot have political rallies, but we will have 100 delegates from the six counties in Nyanza namely Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya and Kisumu," stated Raila.

    “We will make a major declaration pertaining to the Nyanza people."

    The Ministry of Health headed by CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday, July 30, banned all political rallies fearing a spike in the deadly Indian variant of the Covid-19.

    This comes even as three former National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders officially broke away from the coalition for a new outfit One Kenya Alliance (OKA).

    ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula of Ford Kenya unanimously wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties seeking to break away from NASA.

    In a statement to the press, the three argued that there was rampant mistrust in the alliance stemming from the financial row.

    "Political party coalitions are built on trust. Once that trust is eroded, the partnership cannot survive."

    "Mindful of this trust deficit, our three parties, transparently informed the Kenyan people of their individual decision to leave the NASA Coalition," argued Musalia.

    Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (left), ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi (middle), and FORD-Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula (right) during One Kenya Alliance meeting held at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
    Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (left), ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi (middle), and FORD-Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula (right) during One Kenya Alliance meeting held at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
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