It is Friday and as usual, political bigwigs in the country are leaving nothing to chance as far as wooing more voters into their 2022 vote baskets is concerned.
While the vote-rich mountain region has proved a hot cake for every aspiring groom, its slippery tracks could still hold back a number of suitors who are yet to make any major political moves.
However, for one Raila Odinga, the course to the top could have received the much-needed boost after one of the region’s kingpins and former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo joined his campaign trail in Kiambu on Thursday.
Although Kabogo evaded directly endorsing Raila, all the pointers indicated a probable working coalition between ODM and Kabogo’s Tujibebe Party going into 2022.
But with the recent mood reflected at Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga county, it is evident that the son of Jaramogi still has some homework to do in order to outdo the son of Sugoi from the hearts of many in Mt Kenya. Do you think Kabogo has all that it takes to see Raila scale his way up the Mountain’s glaciers?
These are the news making headlines on the Opera news app today:
Drama in Kakamega bar as Rashid Echesa’s friend ‘touches’ police officer’s girlfriend
Drama ensued at a local entertainment joint in Kakamega after a man identified as Rajab Munyendo, touched a lady who was in the company of Mr. Mwita, the OCS of Shianda police station.
Rajab, who was in the company of former CS Rashid Echesa, reported to police that while they were was drinking at the Jos Lounge Bar, he touched the officer’s girlfriend sparking a heated fight that saw the OCS damage his car.
William Ruto dismisses Raila Odinga’s KSh 6k monthly pledge to jobless citizens
Deputy President William Ruto has described former prime minister Raila Odinga’s KSh 6,000 monthly pledge to every unemployed Kenyan as an ‘insult’. Ruto, who has expressed interest in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta, argued Kenyans don’t need handouts
Why Raila is using governors to drive 2022 campaigns
The county bosses, according to pundits, have lined up resources to support the former Prime Minister who is making a fifth stab at the country’s top post.
Political analyst and lawyer Danstan Omari said Raila stands to benefit immensely from the deep pockets of the county chiefs backing him.