Azimio la Umoja coalition leader Raila Odinga has stated that he is not thinking about the 2027 General Election for now because it is four years away and it is too early to plan campaigns.

In an exclusive interview with Citizen TV, Raila remarked that it is pointless for anyone to run in the 2027 election if the electoral reforms are not implemented.


The rebuilding of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and adherence to the Political Parties Act are among these measures. 

"We are still concerned with what happened in 2022. Unless we resolve it properly, it will be useless for anybody to run in 2027. Unless we really sort out properly that mess we had, to have a proper electoral commission that can preside over an election and give you real results," Raila said.

When asked about his early declaration that hinted at his support for Kalonzo Musyoka's running for president in 2027, Raila denied backing the former vice president, instead saying he acknowledged his steadfast support for his presidential ambitions over the past decade.


The opposition leader hailed Kalonzo as a trustworthy man who has always stood up for what is right and said his pleasant remarks were in response to President William Ruto.

"I didn't say I will support Kalonzo Musyoka, I acknowledged Kalonzo as a trustworthy person , someone you can trust who has stood with us through thick and thin. I was responding to Ruto when I said Kalonzo is enough," Raila added.

The ODM leader has been championing reforms of the electoral body and had accused the previous body led by Chebukati of fixing the previous presidential elections, where he claims to have been the winner.