For the last few years now, Azimio leader Raila Odinga has been subjected to calls for retirement from the political scene from both his critics and his own confidants.
The former premier has often faced pressure across the political divide to name his heir apparent to politics with pundits predicting that he is more likely than not to hang his boots before the 2027 elections as his age continues to be a matter of concern.
However, in a candid interview with a local daily, Raila stated that he is still very strong to continue, but he’s ready to hand over to another leader when the time to exit the stage comes.
The Azimio leader clarified that there are around five people whom he plans to pass on the political mantle, top among them is Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who has supported his bid in three successive elections.
Others lined up include Martha Karua, former governors Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) and Jubilee Secretary General, Jeremiah Kioni.
Raila hailed the five as loyal and steadfast leaders who he had worked with over the years.
Do you think Raila will retire before the 2027 elections? If he retires, who is the likely candidate to take over his political mantle?
Meanwhile here are the news making headlines on Opera News today:
DCI Clarification on Raila’s Whistleblower Probe
Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Mohamed Amin has revealed more regarding his new push to probe the said IEBC whistleblower dossier.
The term has been made popular by the Azimio La Umoja coalition, which claims an IEBC insider has given it data on how it won the August election.
Two Countries Raila Will Visit After Jacaranda Rally
Just a week after jetting back from South Africa, Azimio la Umoja one Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga is considering once again visiting two countries after yesterday’s rally at Jacaranda grounds.
That is according to a report covered by a publication done by Monday’s standard which alleges that former prime minister Raila Odinga will visit two African nations before his scheduled rally in Kibera on Sunday.
Kidero Tells Raila to Stop Holding Rallies Where Luos Live
Raila Odinga has so far conducted two rallies in an effort to charge Kenyans to believe that he is the one who won the 2022 presidential election.
The first rally was at Kamukunji Grounds on Monday, January 23, and the second was held at Jacaranda Grounds on Sunday, January 29.
In both rallies, Raila alleged that there is enough evidence to show that the election was rigged.