REVEALED names of influential leaders likely to be the next Luo Kingpin after Raila Odinga

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The reason why Babu is likely to succeed Raila as the Luo Kingpin is because of his radical nature. Babu is always fearless and never gives up easily just like Raila is.

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Former prime Minister Raila Odinga commonly known as BABA is not only the luo nation kingpin, but also a force to reckon with when it comes to national politics in Kenya.

The ODM party leader has been the lake region’s side power house for over decades having a command in the votes of the luo & majority of other Kenyans in the recent elections.

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Agwambo the son of the first vice president of the republic of Kenya Oginga Odinga, seems to be ending  his career in active politics anytime following his fifth attempts to lead the nation as the president

Raila who participated in the just conclude 2022 polls in the presidential race under a coalition with H.E Uhuru Kenyatta which seemed to be his last contest in politics. It now remains a question of who will inherit Raila’s ‘throne’ of being the most Luo decorated leader once he retires from active politics?

There are range of luo politicians who can succeed Raila but the other question is that will they be able to fit his shoes?
Below are some luo renowned politicians who may take over after Raila retires.

1. H.E ZACHARY OBADO.

Former Migori governor is taunted by many as a possible successor. Popularly known as “SirkalMatiyo”, Obado during tenure was always being ranked as the best performing governor in the former Nyanza province and top 8 Nationally.

In the 2017 election, he scooped up over 70% of the cast vote- a clear indication that he has about 500,000 votes in his pocket.

2. H.E HON JAMES ORENGO.
James Orengo who is the current Siaya Governor  is a quite experienced politician having served as Member of Parliament and Minister for several years.

He may take over from Odinga but his age is also advanced. (75 years)

3. H.E ANYANG NYONG’O


He is the governor of Kisumu county serving his third term.

He is a experienced politician in Kenya having be a legislator and a minister over the years.

His greatest Undoing is his ill health- at 80 years, he looks wrinkled and sickly.

4. RAILA ODINGA JUNIOR.
Junior is the fourth child of ODM leader Raila. He has not been involved in politics yet but the former PM might decide to endorse him to take over from him once he retires.

5. MIGUNA MIGUNA

Miguna Miguna hinted at plans to lead a revolution against Raila Odinga’s political dominance of the larger Luo Nyanza setting

The lawyer, who had been exiled in Canada for close to five years, returned to Kenya on the Thursday of October 20

He observed that the former prime minister had leveraged his influence on the region for his personal benefit

For years, the ODM leader has been regarded as the de facto leader and big cheese of the large Luo extraction from Nyanza.

6. BABU OWINO

Embakasi East MP Hon. Babu Owino is likely to succeed Raila as the Luo community Kingpin because of three reasons:

Babu is still young and can lead the community for so long before he retires

The reason why Babu is likely to succeed Raila as the Luo Kingpin is because of his radical nature. Babu is always fearless and never gives up easily just like Raila is.

Babu is not seeking for any elective seat in Nyanza. This makes all Luos to love him and can easily embrace him

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