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Raila Odinga to attend Mzee Jackson Kibor burial tomorrow in Uasin Gishu, Ruto’s stronghold

Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya, will attend the funeral of businessman Jackson Kibor on today. Kibor will be buried in his hometown of Kabenes, Uasin Gishu. On Thursday, the body was taken from the Eldoret mortuary in preparation for burial. After a long illness, Kibor died on March 16 at St Luke’s Hospital in Eldoret. Raila Odinga’s 2022 presidential campaign secretariat’s press secretary, Dennis Onsarigo, told the Star that the ODM leader will attend the burial. “After that, he (Raila) would be involved in other activities,” Onsarigo added over the phone. The head of the Azimio La Umoja Movement, who has taken a two-day break from campaigning, will hold rallies across the North Rift this weekend.

Raila is expected to hold demonstrations in Turkana, Baringo, and areas of Trans Nzoia to rally support for his presidential bid, according to sources. After being crowned the Azimio presidential flagbearer, this will be the first time the ODM leader visits Ruto’s Rift Valley homeland. Raila’s foray into the Rift Valley comes against the backdrop of a tight struggle with Ruto for the State House.
According to a recent poll conducted by Radio Africa Group, the ODM leader has surpassed Ruto in the fight for the State House. Raila received 47.4 percent of the vote, compared to 43.4 percent for Ruto, according to the poll results. Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos and former Public Service Director Sally Kosgey are leading Raila’s entry into the region, which is seen as Ruto’s bastion. Raila’s charm operation to invade Ruto’s backyard is being led by the couple, who are leading a team of politicians. Tolgos stated last month that his team wants to deliver at least 40% of the South Rift vote to the Azimio basket, refuting assertions that the region is under the DP’s control.
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