Raila factor in Obama contest
Right-wing activists in the United States are attempting to use Senator Barack Obama’s Kenyan links to discredit him.
Senator Barrack Obama and Mr Raila Odinga. Photo/ FILEThe activists, most of them conseervative Christians, claim that Mr Obama is a relative of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, whom they describe as a “socialist who plans to introduce Sharia Law in Kenya”.
Mr Obama is leading his party’s presidential nominations and is almost certain to win against Senator Hillary Clinton.
He also stands a good chance against Senator John McCain of the rival Republican Party, thus making history as the first non-white to become a US president.