Article Image
OPINION

Raila's latest statement signals he is a 'big man' in government

Curtis Otieno
Vote on this article to affect its rank!
Opposition leader Raila Odinga. [Source/Raila Odinga/Twitter]

Opposition leader and African Union Infrastructure Development envoy Raila Odinga has given one strong indication that he indeed enjoys massive state power.

The latter on Tuesday morning visited the Toi Market in Kibra constituency which was burnt by an inferno Monday night and proceeded to issue orders, just like a boss.

Raila who remains a nobody on matters authoritative leadership in the nation ordered Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to reconstruct the market.

This is with the consideration that Sonko was elected on the ruling Jubilee Party and not his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) or any of the NASA alliance member blocks.

He also assured residents that police officers will be on the scene to ensure that the market is revived the soonest possible and also brought with him construction materials to help the traders with the reconstruction.

"Governor Sonko is about to arrive at the scene, once he is here, I have instructed him to provide materials, iron sheets and ensure reconstruction begins.

Police officers should also provide security as the traders put up their stalls," Raila was quoted by the Citizen Digital.

Considering that Raila lost in the 2017 elections, this is most likely one of the benefits of his March 9 truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

It shows that the former Prime Minister is no longer the opposition leader he claims to be but is well within the government to an extent of ordering the county boss of the capital city.

But what position exactly does he hold since the details of the truce remain scanty?

Only time will tell.

Kwachua simu fiti! with Jumia mobile week sale

Thank you for reading my article! You have contributed to my success as a writer. The articles you choose to read on Hivisasa help shape the content we offer.
-Curtis Otieno

Vote on this article to affect its rank!
Report Story