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Nyong’o worried by fluid Kisumu politics – Weekly Citizen




Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong’o political camp has been rocked by uncertainty in the wake of a political storm as a section of his rivals threaten to unlock multimillion shillings campaign warchest ahead of 2022 general elections.

The marooned incumbent is said to be worried of his political future going by rapidly increasing tribulations compounded by the truth that ODM leader Raila Odinga is wearing a completely different mask ahead of the all-important forthcoming general elections and claims that he is committed to a free and fair game at Orange house.

Raila in May this year, kick started an elaborate plan to salvage his ODM political machine that has witnessed back- to-back bungled primaries that left the party bleeding.

Inside sources pointed out that the troubled Kisumu governor was irked by the talk that it would no longer be busy as usual in ODM based on the fact that he tops the list as the beneficiaries of bungled party nominations.

Ruth Odinga

Nyong’o has lost almost all his political wheeler-dealers who participated in his alleged rigging and eventually rewarded with county favours before the same faces were systematically abandoned.

The team christened Tich Tire consisted among others, the motormouth Patrick Ouya and area senator Fred Outa who are currently leading a vigorous campaign against the governor after a bitter fallout over lucrative deals in the county government.

Ken Obura


In the meantime, the 2022 Kisumu gubernatorial race is promising to be an interesting affair and those positioning themselves to render Nyong’o a one-term governor are his predecessor Jack Ranguma, Outa, Hezron McObewa and former chief finance officer Cephas Kasera. The name of former Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura is also being mentioned across the county.

Olago Aluoch

Other political players expected in the competitive race are Ruth Odinga and Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch, a veteran lawyer and one of the few MPs in the entire Nyanza region who won their seats on a non ODM party.

His supporters are banking on his proven rare ability to beat ODM candidates in their stronghold.

As for the case of Ruth, a section of observers are of the opinion that her candidature cannot be ruled out considering the kind of show she displayed before losing to former governor Ranguma in 2013.

By virtue of being a sister of opposition leader Raila Odinga who commands fanatical support in Kisumu and the entire Luo Nyanza, there is a feeling that her bid is a danger to Nyong’o

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