//Raila Unveils his Allies as Rehearsal for 2022 Gains Speed

Raila Unveils his Allies as Rehearsal for 2022 Gains Speed

While the immediate goal of scouting for new allies appears to be securing the Kibra parliamentary seat next week, ODM leader Raila Odinga appears to be assembling a new team that promises to redraw the country’s political landscape ahead of the next General Election.

He has lately been shopping for new allies and, when he hosted governors Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Alfred Mutua (Machakos) on Saturday, the former prime minister seemed to confirm the crumbling of the National Super Alliance (Nasa), the vehicle through which he unsuccessfully sought the presidency in the 2017 polls.

After a private meeting at Mr Odinga’s offices in Upper Hill, Nairobi, with Mrs Ngilu of Narc and Dr Mutua of Maendeleo Chap Chap, the trio addressed leaders from Ukambani residing in Kibra constituency at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation.

They urged the leaders to support the ODM candidate, Bernard “Imran” Okoth in the November 7 by-election.