Raila has long been a fan of nepotism and favored his close relatives for elected position in Luo Nyanza and in top Government positions when he was the Prime Minister, and perfected the art of what is known as “Odinganization”. For Example, in 2013, Raila imposed his siblings Oburu Oginga and Ruth Odinga and cousin Jakoyo Midiwo on the electorate. Fortunately, Kenyans saw through this ruse to give jobs to his family and were resoundingly voted out in their various counties.
Raila has no moral authority to fight corruption. He only pays lip service to the war against corruption as a political tool and has never acted in his party against it.
While he has continued to demand that the president shows commitment to fight against corruption, when the president acted and asked those mentioned in the EACC report to step aside to allow for thorough investigation, Raila predictably asked corrupt governors from his party not to step aside.
The issues of how Raila acquired the Molasses Sugar factory remain mysterious. Raila should personally be told to direct the management of Molasses Sugar Factory to tell ordinary Kenyans who bought shares in the company, to ascertain their ownership.
This must be clarified once and for all.
Furthermore, Raila’s corrupt practices during his tenure as a Prime Minister must be investigated anew. This includes the maize scandal and the Kazi kwa Vijana initiative.
Other scandals include the matter involving extortions in the Dominion farms, losses at Kenya Airways due to links to a company linked to Raila (Astral Aviation limited) and alleged irregular purchase of Spectre International ltd.