Odinga is the presidential candidate for the Azimio la Umoja coalition. It is pitted against deputy president William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance in the Kenyan elections scheduled for 9 August 2022.
Gumbo is running for governor in Siaya county, which is in the former Nyanza province in the country’s west. He served as a member of parliament for Rarieda constituency, one of six in the county, from 2008 to 2017.
Gumbo is in the Azimio alliance with Odinga, who commands a near-fanatical following in the county. He faces James Orengo, a close ally of Odinga. Orengo represents the county in the senate.