CAN RAILA WIN BACK RIFT VAL­LEY SUP­PORT BE­FORE POLLS?

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

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.

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