The Real Suspense In Kenya: Scathing Article About Raila Odinga

NASA chief Raila Odinga addresses supporters in Nairobi's Mathare slums, August 13, 2017. /JACK OWUOR
NASA Coalition addresses a crowd in Mathare slums, Nairobi on Saturday 14 August CREDIT: JACK OWUOR
Many have labeled him a statesman and many love him beyond anything. On the other side, many hate him and even more do not wish him well. However, logic says that the man has made a huge contribution to the multi party democracy that Kenya now enjoys.

After the victory of Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Party, the country remains divided on who is telling the truth. Raila Odinga has now run for the top seat, three times in a row without success.
After various international observers gave the elections a clean bill of health, Mr. Odinga came out to say that he was disappointed in them.

Moreover, his party's persistent claim that the election was rigged might have rubbed others the wrong way.

In an article penned by the editorial board of The New York Times on August 13, 2017, the author referred to Mr. Odinga as a perennial loser who refused to accept his defeat in 2007, 2013 and recently in 2017.
The article further claims that Odinga's comments of fraud have sparked violence among his supporters in the country and this could spread.

Both President Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga, a Luo, come from families and networks that have dominated Kenyan politics since independence, and both represent coalitions of ethnic groups. Mr. Odinga has once again fanned the embers of ethnic strife.

The tone in the article show unhappiness in the decision of the opposition chief to reject the election results. Much of the doubt is brought about by the claims that they have not presented enough evidence.
After speaking to his supporters, Odinga promised to speak again on Tuesday, 14 August to clear the air and announce the way forward for his supporters.

Even though many might have declared his political career as good as over, he has repeatedly proven critics wrong.

This time the whole world waits to hear from the man.
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