It is a beautiful Monday more so to the Arsenal fans after a sporty weekend that saw struggling Man United succumb to ‘gun injuries’ sustained after a heavy defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
But away from the lavy davy weekend, the succession politics of opposition leader Raila Odinga appears to have started after his family and the Luo council of elders strongly hinted at his retirement.
Even though Oburu Oginga hinted at Mr Wandayi as the best bet to fit into Mr Odinga’s shoes, other names have also emerged, opening the ground for a major political battle.
The race could open fresh battles pitting South Nyanza—Homa Bay and Migori—against Mr Odinga’s Central Nyanza of Kisumu and Siaya counties.
Other possible successors include Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Mr Odinga’s daughter Winnie, ODM National Chairman John Mbadi, former Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju, and governors Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), Ochilo Ayacko (Migori), James Orengo (Siaya) and Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu) who by virtue of their positions have ready resources to catapult them to the top.
Who do you think has the best chance to succeed Raila as the next Luo Nyanza kingpin?
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Raila succession talk grows following Oburu’s remarks
What you need to know: The succession of opposition leader Raila Odinga appears to have started after his family and the Luo council of elders strongly hinted at his retirement.
Mr Odinga is yet to officially declare his retirement from politics after his fifth, and possibly last stab at the presidency in last year’s elections.
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