Even Raila’s friends turn on him because of his temperament.
Raila’s character and personality was well captured by Miguna Miguna, who was Raila’s former aide, political strategists, speech writer, and legal advisor.
In his book “Peeling Back the Mask,” Miguna describes Raila as “the quintessential opportunist.” He further asserts that Raila is “duplicitous, greedy, nepotistic, cruel,” and “morally bankrupt.” Raila is a populist, unpredictable and unreliable leader, who lacks sound judgment and principles.
Raila has fallen out with almost every senior politician at one time or another. One minute he is an ally and shortly afterwards he is an enemy. Raila can’t seem to keep allies and supporters for very long.