Johnson Muthama Says Only Raila Can Provide Serious Competition to Ruto in 2027 Poll

  • United Democratic Alliance (UDA) founding chairman, Johnson Muthama, said ODM leader Raila Odinga still has a huge fanatical support base
  • Muthama said the only chance Azimio la Umoja could give President William Ruto a strong challenge was by having Raila as their candidate
  • The former Machakos senator said the Kenya Kwanza Alliance will win easily if Raila quits elective politics

Amos Khaemba, a journalist at, brings over three years of experience covering politics and current affairs in Kenya.

Nairobi – The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) founding chairman, Johnson Muthama, has disclosed why Azimio la Umoja should front Raila Odinga in the 2027 polls.

Johnson Muthama said ODM leader Raila Odinga still has a serious political base. Photo: Johnstone Muthama.
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On Monday, November 20, Muthama said the ODM leader still controls a huge following among his supporters.

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According to Muthama, the only chance of Azimio la Umoja giving President William Ruto a serious contest is by endorsing the former prime minister.

Muthama, who is a commissioner to the Parliamentary Service Commission, said any other candidate would be a walkover for Ruto.

“2017, I stood firm and said Raila, which is true. The numbers with Raila are up-to-date. The leadership of Raila Odinga, the charisma, personality, and the way he articulates issues to Kenyans—nobody will pick from Raila and work with it.

In 2027, if Azimio has to make an impact, not win, Raila has to be their candidate. Anybody else will be a walkover; we will win early in the morning,” Muthama said

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In a related development, the ODM leader disclosed that he is not yet prepared to exit the political realm and will not be stepping down.

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The 78-year-old Raila hinted at trying his luck in the presidential seat for the sixth time in the 2027 General Election.

“I am not ready to quit, and so you should be ready to support me. I heard Ruto say that I am quitting, and so Kalonzo will take over; Kalonzo is just a snack to him,” said Raila.

Speaking at Mfangano Island in Homa Bay on Sunday, Raila asked for support to ensure the Azimio coalition, which is facing a relaunch, remains strong and secures the top seat.

“ODM must be strong for Azimio to be strong,” the party leader said, urging the youth to be ready to participate in the next election.

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