Raila breaks silence after his defeat in the by-election

ODM leader Raila Odinga has finally opened up about his loss in Ugenya and Embakasi South by-elections.

In press conference Raila said that his loss was not a big deal.In addition he said that the party was not weak neither were ther divisions as claimed.

“Elections are won or lost. The fact that somebody has lost is not a big deal or an issue… in Embakasi it was Nasa vs Nasa…why is the media making a big issue about it?” said Raila.

This came after two of the party’s candidates lost in the two constituencies where the contests had been painted as Raila Odinga vs Deputy President William Ruto.

In addition he said, “The two by-elections are just like a drop of water in the ocean. ODM remains a very strong and united party,” he said.

David Ochieng of the Movement for Democracy and Growth won with 18,730 votes in Ugenya, defeating ODM’s Chris Karan while Wiper candidate Julius Mawathe retained his Embakasi South seat, garnering 21,628 votes against ODM Irshad Sumra’s 7,988.

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