History repeats itself through Kenyatta, Odinga feud

President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and Opposition leader Raila Odinga celebrate Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's memorial service at Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi, on August 22, 2016. Many political analysts think that the end of Uhuru’s term in 2022 will mark an end to the Kenyatta-Odinga dynastic battles. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Commenting on Nasa’s plans to "swear in" Raila, Attorney-General Githu Muigai cautioned that it was “high treason”.
  • The conflict between Jomo and Jaramogi took place under the shadow of the Cold War pitting the West against the communist USSR.

It is a much-storied political dynasty rivalry, but the history of the love-hate relationship between the Kenyatta and Odinga families keeps turning new chapters with the latest instalment playing out in the ongoing political standoff with a remarkable sense of deja vu.


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