Information reaching us indicates that Raila Odinga and some of his family members are not reading from the same script.According to the highly placed source, the former Prime Minister was requested to distance himself from the government if he wants to keep his legacy. The family is concerned that Raila’s supporters may disown him for another Nyanza Kingpin.
The family believes that by Raila joining the government, he Okays the evils we have witnessed over the past 5 years. They also argue that Raila didn’t consult his electorate, friends and family members; negotiated alone.
Some Governors are also reportedly against the union between ODM and Jubilees,one of them being Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho.The governors fear that if they condemn the move publicly,they might lose ground support.
There are growing concerns that Raila is losing his grip on Nyanza voters,going by the comments on his Facebook page last week.From the look of things,people are not seeing the Canaan Raila has been singing about;they simply see a selfish politician who uses his support to bargain with the government.