Recently, top confidants of Raila Odinga pitched their camp in Gusii, a move that saw Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i hosting them.
Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, Millie Odhiambo, Gladys Wanga and John Mbadi all escorted Matiang’i to several fundraisers which ended at Migori.
At Riokindo High School, Mbadi hinted an impending partnership between ODM and Matiang’i, a move that could the minister being on 2022 equation.
“We are forming a government of National Unity and I can assure you that Matiang’i will not miss. He has done well as a minister,” said the ODM Chairman.
However, notably absent was Timothy Bosire, the former Kitutu Masaba MP, who also holds brief for Mr Raila Odinga across Gusii region.
The absence of Bosire for meetings planned by Matiang’i could prove lethal, a move that could complicate things which Nyamira and Kisii Counties.
While Matiang’i is yet to declare any interest, Bosire is linked to quest to succeed Governor John Nyagarama, who leaves office in 2022.
“There is no need for early campaigns. Those who were given mandate, let them deliver. When that time comes, we shall face one another,” he said at a funeral in Manga a fought ago.
Last year, Bosire accused Dr Matiang’i of plotting his defeat to Shadrack Mose, a move that even complicates their relationship. It’s not clear what Mr Odinga plans for both.
In the last three elections, Bosire has played a key role in Odinga’s campaigns, managing to pull a trigger thrice in all occasions at Kisii and Nyamira.