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2022 is Raila’s last chance, or is it?

Next year's presidential contest will be a do or die for the former Prime Minister

In Summary
  • There is the age factor. Raila is now 76 and, in case he loses, he will be 82 in 2027, when the next election will be held.
  • With a huge population of Kenyans falling under 30 years, Raila’s reform credentials, which he has relied on in his campaigns, are fast becoming irrelevant.

ODM leader Raila Odinga will be making a fifth stab at the presidency next year.

This is seen as his last chance to ascend to power after a debut run in 1997...