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Presidential Debate: Did US President Donald Trump phone Raila?
By Killiad Msafiri | Updated Jul 26, 2017 at 13:01 EAT
Donald Trump and Raila Odinga

It is two days after the Presidential debate where the much anticipated tete-a-tete between main rivals Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta failed to happen after the latter decided to skip the debate.

Much has been said ever since with supporters of NASA and Jubilee engaging in online battles, Raila's followers vilifying President Kenyatta with the latter's faithful backing his stance not to attend the debate.

Furthermore, both President Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have seemingly received endorsements from leaders of neighbouring countries with Tanzania specifically on the spotlight.

Former Tanzania Prime Minister Edward Lowassa and his party Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) endorsed President Kenyatta's re-election after he attended the burial of former Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.

Meanwhile much can be said of the close ties between opposition leader Raila Odinga and Tanzania President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli who was once an opposition leader himself.

Reports that NASA has set up it's parallel tallying center in his country is enough to substantiate his support for Mr. Odinga with little being said to dispel these allegations by Jubilee leaders.

However, the presidential race seems to have taken a new twist after attracting international interest particularly from the West.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that American President Donald Trump contacted NASA flag-bearer Raila Odinga after the Monday presidential debate and wished him well in this year's General Election.

Sources very close to Mr. Odinga's camp and which don't want to be identified claim that POTUS phoned Raila and assured him of victory barely two weeks to August 8.

These reports contrast with Ambassador Robert Godec's previous assertions that the United States of America (USA) has no preferred presidential candidate in this year's elections but will undoubtedly be a major boost to NASA's campaign if they are confirmed to be true.

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