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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga elder brother Dr.Oburu Odinga is plotting a surprise comeback into elective politics.

The EALA legislature is said to be warming up to unseat embattled Bondo Member of Parliament Dr. Gideon Ochanda.

Dr. Oburu’s bright career into elective politics which saw him served as MP for Bondo for twenty years came to a sudden halt when he unsuccessfully vied for the Siaya county gubernatorial seat in 2013 againt little known candidate William Oduol.

Both Oburu and Oduol claimed to have won in that hotly contested 2013 botched ODM primaries and the duo declined to step down, forcing ODM to settle for a compromised candidate Cornel Rasanga.

After missing ODM gubernatorial certificate, Dr.Oburu was the rewarded with a nomination slot to the national assembly the position he served in until 2017 general elections.

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In 2017 Dr.Oburu made up his mind not to contest for Siaya gubernatorial seat but instead went back to unseat Dr. Ochanda in his former seat.

He unsuccessfully contested against Current Bondo MP Dr.Gideon Ochanda who was then seeking to retain the seat he won in 2013 ODM primaries and general elections.

Upon failing to clinch ODM certificate for Bondo constituency in ODM 2017 primaries, Oburu was then nominated to EALA.

Sources closed to the veteran politician has confirmed to us that Dr. Oburu will be trying his lack once again into elective politics with his eyes fixed on Bondo parliamentary seat.
With current Bondo MP Ochanda performance slightly ranging below the average, allies of Dr. Oburu are now claiming that, it is a matter of when and not if before Raila senior brother clinch back the seat from Gideon Ochanda.

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While distributing food items to the vulnerable people affected by Coronavirus pandemic at Gombe primary school in south Sakwa ward Bondo sub-county, Dr. Oburu confirmed that indeed he will be vying for an elective seat but failed to reveal the post he will be vying for claiming that, it is too early to do that.

Though his activities within the sub-county has clearly reveals that he is indeed eye the MP seat, in the past one month he has visited all wards in the sub-county as well as opening a new sub-county party office.

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Mourice is a journalism and mass communication graduate from Mt.Kenya University. He specializes in Child friendly reporting, political reporting,sports and spot news reporting.

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