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Remembering Jaramogi amid the Uhuru-Raila ‘bromance’ - 3 weeks ago, 05:00

By: Charles Onyango-o ...

President Uhuru Kenyatta with his new ‘bestie’ and former foe, opposition leader Raila Odinga, left many people speechless at Kisumu International Airport last week after they drove off into the ‘sunset’ with a small security team, one publication declared.

Uhuru had arrived in Kisumu to attend events marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, who was Raila’s father and Kenya’s first Vice-President under First President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Uhuru’s father.

The publication topped off the story with an equally catchy headline: “Kenyatta, Odinga risk it all to nurture blossoming bromance”.

And so, the March 2018 “handshake” between the two men, which followed the bitterly contested 2017 election, and how it might affect the 2022 vote and Uhuru succession, continued to dominate news and political conversation. The result was that we didn’t get much focus on Oginga and what he meant.

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