MP Didmus Barasa Arrested; Uhuru’s Western Tour Cancelled at Last Minute & Raila’s Powerful Team That Has Replaced NASA

Good morning,

It’s surreal that President Uhuru Kenyatta begins his last year in office this week and the biggest question is who is going to succeed him amid the current heated political climate.

One of the main contenders is ODM supremo Raila Odinga who hopes to take the reins from his new-found supporter but to do so, the former PM needs to garner enough support from Uhuru’s vote-rich backyard of Mt Kenya.

The main concern for him however is, is he sellable in Mt Kenya?

According to former Senator Isaac Mwaura who is an ardent Raila critic, the former PM is a hard sell in Mt Kenya because he is an object of hate for many people in the region over Jomo Kenyatta differences with his father Jaramogi and that his rhetoric of reform and change movement has been sold as anti-business and to mean 41 against one.

Whilst this is partially true, pundits argue that Raila’s objective is not to get all the votes but enough to deny his biggest rival DP William Ruto votes as a bloc from the region.

With just a year remaining to the next elections, do you think Raila is a hard sell in Mt Kenya? And does he need full Mt Kenya support to sees the inside of the State House as president?

Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

MP Didmus Barasa Arrested

I feel terrible for losing my trademark cap during Kibra poll, says Didmus

Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa was Monday morning arrested over assault claims on a local musician.

Barasa is expected to take plea of causing bodily grievous harm to musician Steve Kay.

He was arrested at his Kimilili home Monday at dawn.

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Raila’s Powerful Team That Has Replaced NASA Ahead of 2022

Changing face of Raila's top allies - The Standard

It has emerged that Raila has identified a team to replace the NASA principals and put him in a better position to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Former Prime Minister Raila Amollo Odinga has come up with the new team that is helping craft his 2022 presidential ambitions ahead of the much-awaited presidential elections.

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Uhuru Western Tour Cancelled

President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to tour Kisumu on Thursday -

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s much-anticipated tour of Western Kenya which was scheduled to start yesterday has been post-postponed, yet again.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said yesterday the tour was put on hold until next week due to Uhuru’s tight schedule and the recently revised tight Covid-19 protocols.

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