Who should lead the Kenyan opposition?

Opposition leaders (from left) Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang'ula, Musalia Mudavadi and Raila Odinga at Nairobi Serena Hotel on January 31, 2017. PHOTO | EVANS OUMA

What you need to know:

  • Mr Raila Odinga's supporters assume he will be the flagbearer, but members of Mr Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Democratic Movement are said to be confident that he will get the nod.       
  • While it is becoming increasingly clear that sooner or later Mr Odinga will need to give way to the younger generation, there is no one within Nasa that is likely to mobilise more votes than him in 2017.
  • Compared to other opposition leaders in sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Odinga has done well.
  • Mr Musyoka has a stronger claim to the Nasa crown, especially given that Mr Odinga previously agreed to support his candidacy.

With just five months to the General Election, the opposition is consumed by the question of who to select as its presidential candidate.


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