How Raila’s children are helping their dad win elections

Doing it for dad

Raila Odinga
Raila Odinga after he was unveiled as the Opposition Presidential candidate for the August 8 General Election in Uhuru Park on April 27. PHOTO: JACK OWUOR/THE STAR

With just weeks to the General Election, both Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance (NASA) are putting their teams together for the big stretch before the polls, and every help, paid or otherwise, is now more important than ever.

With that said, two of Nasa flagbearer Raila Odinga’s kids – Winnie Odinga and her Raila Junior, have reportedly been assigned duties in their father’s campaign detail.

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Raila Odinga Jr
Raila Odinga Jr. /NAIROBIWIRE

The two are now in charge of their dad’s social media campaigns, campaign branding, sound and public address systems.

The two are reportedly behind the thousands of fliers carrying the catchy ’10 million strong’ message that suggests the coalition will garner 10 million votes in the forthcoming polls scheduled for August 8.

26-year-old Winnie, a communications and public relations graduate, has been heading Raila’s social media team.

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Winnie Odinga
Winnie Odinga. /NAIROBIWIRE

The two who rarely show up in public with their famous dad, are tasked with making sure that Raila’s rallies run smoothly when it comes to digital, sound and visuals.

But unconfirmed reports suggest that assigning the siblings the tasks has rubbed a section of the Nasa campaign team the wrong way, the argument here being that the two are not experienced enough for the task.

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This is happening after a section of the media recently reported that Uhuru Kenyatta’s son, Jomo, had been included in the six key units that are meant to come up with key strategies for his dad’s re-election.

The six teams include Technical and Resources, Strategy and Theme advisers, Political professionals, Women and Youth grasssroot organisers and Communications and messaging.