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The 2 Jubilee Seats Raila is Eyeing

Other than defending various seats the Orange Democratic  Movement (ODM) party may have lost in poll petitions, party leader Raila Odinga is keen to increase his representation in the August house by clinching two more swing Jubilee seats.

The party is already waiting outcome of appeal launched by its members in Ugenya, Homa Bay, Wajir West and Embakasi East at the Appellate Court.

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On top of that ,however, the former Premier says he will encroach Turkana Women Representative seat and Wajir gubernatorial position previously held by Jubilee politicians.

“We are going to ensure that our members who may have lost their seats win them back in by elections,” he said when meeting ODM leaders on Tuesday.

“We are going to encroach territories such as Turkana and Wajir to ensure our representation is increased.”He added.

Jubilee’s Joyce Emanikor lost a petition lodged by ODM’s Pauline Lokuruka while Governor Mohammed Abdi of Wajir had his victory nullified after a successful application by Ahmed Abdullahi.

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The two contests alongside those of Embakasi East and Nandi Hills would ignite bitter rivalry between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila, who recently reconciled.


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