It is apparent that opposition leader Raila Odinga is on the tail end of his leadership as the region kingpin, thanks to his growing age.
This calls for a change of tact, one that as things appear, might force him to only endorse one of his children or relatives to take over.
This was confirmed by his youngest and only surviving son Raila Junior Odinga who in a radio interview on Tuesday said that he has been under pressure to take over from his father.
Among reasons that might make the region uncomfortable with a new person is that it has not known anyone else since the beginning of politicking in the nation.
Instead, Luo Nyanza has only been under the leadership of the political Oginga family since independence.
Raila inherited it from his father and founding Vice President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga who took the mantle in 1963 and led as the de facto kingpin until his death in 1994.
This will leave the region scared of accepting another person for fear of starting from square zero, with the new person likely to introduce a new kind of leadership it's not used to.
It would rather stick to kins to Raila who have been close to him and know what he wanted for the region, and who has the commitment he has been representing the region with.
Also, Raila has declared his bravery and was repeatedly jailed for the sake of Kenyans and even went as far as swearing himself in as the People's President early last year.
Who would want to lose such a quality in their leadership, especially if the leader is doing it for their sake?
Finally, Raila has always managed to bounce back and bring some goodies to the region despite losing repeatedly in the presdential race.
Currently, the region is ripping big courtesy of his mysterious truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta last year, one that came after he waged a political war against the government.
Therefore, the region has thrice enjoyed goodies despite being in the opposition, including between 1998 and 2002 when he reached s truce with former President Daniel Moi.
He also did the same between 2008 and 2013 as part of the Grand Coalition Government, a characteristic the region might have to wait for long to have in its next leaders.
Consequently, its better off with a person in whose veins it runs.
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