Odinga presidential defeat sparks turf wars in his former strongholds

From left to right and clockwise: the outgoing governor of Mombasa, Ali Hassan Joho; MP Esther Passaris; one of the leading figures in the interior counties, Kalonzo Musyoka; Senator Edwin Sifuna.
From left to right and clockwise: the outgoing governor of Mombasa, Ali Hassan Joho; MP Esther Passaris; one of the leading figures in the interior counties, Kalonzo Musyoka; Senator Edwin Sifuna. © Noé Michalon/Africa Intelligence
Kenya's western and coastal regions have provided long-standing support for opposition leader Raila Odinga. But after his latest failed presidential bid, they are now the scene of local power struggles. Some of his erstwhile followers have defected or formed new parties. [...] (1184 words)
Issue dated 27/09/2022 Reading time 5 minutes
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