CAN RAILA WIN BACK RIFT VALLEY SUPPORT BEFORE POLLS?
Even among some of Raila Odinga’s passionate supporters in the Rift Valley, there is apprehension on whetherhe will win back some of the region’s support. While all is not lost for the opposition leader, it is evident that there have been better days for him in the region that overwhelmingly supported him in 2007. For Raila to have credible chances at beating Uhuru, he needs at least a million Kalenjin votes – or more. Such a prospect is a difficult to comprehend. Even with the most elaborate strategy to win back the region – which he obviously does not have – Raila’s prospects in winning some Kalenjin support in the Rift Valley rest on the unity and performance of the Jubilee and the county governments.He comes across to many as genuinely concerned about the welfare of the region as well as getting them into the government.