Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga recently dropped the clearest hint he will vie for the presidency in the 2027 elections.
The 77-year-old who lost his fifth stab at the August 9, presidential duel to President William Ruto ruled out retirement from active politics saying he will only exit active politics when his time to retire will come.
“When my time to retire from politics comes, I will peacefully exit the stage. There shouldn’t be any discussion about that. Our focus now should be reforming the politics of this country so that democracy may thrive,” Raila said.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s dreams of winning the presidency appear to be diminishing should Raila challenge President William Rut in the next General Election.
As such, to ensure the Kamba community does not remain in opposition after the 2027 elections, former Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana has advised the Wiper party leader to cut ties with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Kibwana said the former vice president should suspend his membership in Raila’s Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party and consult his community on his new political move ahead of the 2027 elections.
He said the Kamba community is likely to stay in the opposition after the next General Election owing to the fact that Raila is likely to give his sixth stab at the presidency.
The seasoned politician further opined cast doubts on whether the opposition leader will endorse Kalonzo Musyoka in 2027 adding that even if he endorses him, his supporters may not embrace him.
“I heard Kalonzo Musyoka was to make a grand statement. Since 2004 when he became regional kingship, he has, like Chief Kasina of colonial times, used his position to largely lobby for self, family, and a few friends. SKM’s Damascus moment would involve him suspending AZIMIO membership.
“After that, he would then consult his community on the new political move. Raila Odinga is not about to retire. His troops will dig in. Even if he was to say SKM tosha, would Baba’s voters embrace Kalonzo? Minus careful planning, Kambas will only be liberated upon SKM’s political departure,” Kivutha Kibwana wrote on Facebook.