Opposition leader Raila Odinga has unsuccessfully vied for the presidency for a record fifth time.
Since 1997, when he first vied, Raila has in the recent four consecutive General Elections emerged second.
Raila lost to late President Mwai Kibaki in 2008, and Rtd President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013 and 2017. He again lost to William Ruto in the 2022 election.
In all four attempts, opinion polls were in his favor and he has failed to accept the defeat in all four losses he has faced.
This has led to different theories explaining why Raila has never won any presidential race in his life.
However, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula on Friday, March 24, revealed why Raila always loses elections.
Wetang’ula who once worked closely with Raila during the grand coalition government led by late President Mwai Kibaki sensationally claimed that Raila is always popular on the ground.
The Ford Kenya Party leader claimed that the reason why the veteran politician has never won a presidential election is because of being disorganized.
Wetang’ula said Raila should not point accusing fingers at anyone for losing the 2022 presidential race to President William Ruto but should only blame himself.
“ Raila Odinga is my friend. We found Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD0 with him and then formed National Super Alliance (NASA) together. I know how he loses elections,
“He (Raila Odinga) is very popular on the ground but much disorganized and has only himself to blame for the loss in August 2022,” Wetang’ula said.
In the 2022 elections, Raila emerged second after polling 6.9 million votes against President William Ruto’s 7.1 million in an election that more than 8 million Kenyans boycotted.
Raila has since disputed the presidential results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) saying that he was the one who won the election.