Uhuru steps back as Raila steps up, influence grows in government

Takes advantage of President's laid-back style to position himself for next stage.

In Summary
  • There have been questions if Raila, as the African Special Envoy, would cross over to neighbouring countries and give directives to government officials.
  • Raila's mysterious role has given him gravitas that demonstrates his fast-rising influence. His rising political fortunes have rattled Deputy President William Ruto's camp with their State House ambitions.

Opposition chief Raila Odinga appears to be taking advantage of President Uhuru Kenyatta's perceived laid-back leadership style to position himself in the succession matrix.

Since the March 9, ...

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