Oburu is Raila’s elder brother and one of his closest advisers
It has now emerged that the NASA coalition approached the August 8 election in a state of deep division and political tension.
The revelations were made after Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga testified in an election petition where he made public contents of private communication he had shared with NASA Leader Raila Odinga’s elder brother, Oburu.
Rasanga told the court that Oburu had forwarded to him messages written by his opponent Nicholas Gumbo, who described him as a skunk and a thief.
“I have the text message forwarded to me by Dr Oburu. Gumbo had sent him a text claiming I was a thief and a skunk. I have sued him before and will still sue until he learns his lesson,” Rasanga stated while testifying in an election petition challenging his win.