Raila Odinga and Olusegun Obasanjo
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Why Mt Kenya is jittery over Raila Odinga AU job bid

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga with former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in Nairobi on February 15, 2024 when he formally declared interest in the African Union Commission chairmanship.

Photo credit: Lucy Wanjiru | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Mr Odinga’s quest for the position requires home country support, and President Ruto’s gesture, which analysts believe, does not auger well with a section of Mt Kenya leaders.
  • Many are concerned, even worried, about this Raila AU deal because it sorts of confirms that Raila and Ruto have a deal.