After the 2007 general election, Kenya experienced its worst politically triggered ethnic violence since independence. The violence was caused by a between the two main presidential candidates: Raila Odinga and his opposition Orange Democratic Movement; and Mwai Kibaki, who was defending his seat on a Party of National Unity ticket.
, particularly in the race for the presidency.
that both deputies − William Ruto and Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka − will face off in the 2022. The shift in political alliances may even result in the two deputies working together. In fact, the two main hopefuls in the current race for presidency, as well as their deputies, have at one time been . . following the elder Odinga’s ouster from the ruling KANU over ideological and personal differences.The rift between the families has never healed. The upcoming election can be interpreted as the final battle in settling the long-standing political score between the Odinga and Kenyatta scions.