At a function in western Kenya late last year, Raila’s elder brother boasted that his sibling had finally found the formula to win the presidency in the 2022 general election.
Oburu Odinga alleged that his younger brother, an opposition leader and former prime minister, had won three presidential elections in the past but had been robbed of victory on all occasions.
“Why haven’t we gone to State House when we have won elections through votes,” Oburu told the crowd. “This is because there was something that we were missing and that something is called ‘system’,” he said in reference to government support.
The member of the East African Legislative Assembly castigated those dismissing the importance of the ‘system’ in elections saying they were missing the plot. “System is very important and now we are with President Uhuru Kenyatta who is holding the system … system plus our votes which
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