Former prime minister and ODM chief Raila Odinga has downplayed dynasty claims stating that it was unfair for individuals from well-known families to be profiled based on their family status.

He said that it was unfair for people to think him, Uhuru and Gideon were not entitled to certain privileges because of their fathers.


“If you look at Nyayo he was from a humble background, he rose from poverty just like Mzee Kenyatta and managed to become Kenya’s second president. Jaramogi also came from poverty so no one can, therefore, talk about dynasty,” he said.

“These children are struggling, they are Kenyans like everybody else. Kenyatta and Raila are also Kenyans why think that Odinga’s entitled to things in this country because he the son of Oginga or Gideon because he is the son of Moi,” he added.

Raila’s remarks were seen to target Deputy President William Ruto who was also at the ceremony and who has fashioned himself as the ordinary hustler.

However, the DP steered clear of the issue when he rose to speak instead eulogising the late ex-president as a mentor to many.

Some of the DP’s staunchest supporters in the Tanga Tanga faction of Jubilee Party have openly stated that the 2022 race will be a face-off between the dynasties on one side and common wananchi (hustlers) on the other.

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