Why Raila will never set foot as tenant in State House

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NASA Coalitionpresidential candidate Raila Odinga address the inaugural rally at Uhuru Park on April 27, 2017.  Photo/Jack Owuor

THE unveiling of Raila Odinga as the NASA presidential flag bearer and Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate is no news at all.

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It is something we in Jubilee expected. It has zero impact. It was just a confirmation of the obvious.

Raila has made several attempts to become the CEO of the Republic, starting his journey in 1997, 2007 and 2013, and on all these attempts performing miserably.

His supporters label him “the best President that Kenya never had”.

But he never will be President.

Whatever political game plan he has invented, Raila is a spent force whose time has come to take a bow and exit Kenyan politics.

Raila is a perennial loser and he will remain the opposition leader. The tragedy is it’s as if NASA has yet to learn anything from the previous elections.

There is a saying that only a stupid man who does the same thing the same way all the time and expects different results.

In 1997, he entered the presidential contest only to emerge a distant third. In 2007 he tried his luck but also failed. His would-be last attempt in 2013 he also lost. Raila has stuck to a tired belief that he is the sole liberator of this country in terms of democratic space and he should be rewarded for that by being elected President.

Yes, he may have played a role in the democratization process, but Kenya has made several great leaps forward since then. He should know that he is not the only liberator who should claim entitlement to the exponentially increased democratic space.

Kenya’s democracy has shifted from human rights democracy to economic empowerment democracy and it is good to point out at this time that Raila is not ready for this mission. That is why the August election will not favour ‘The Enigma of Kenyan Politics’.

Raila and Kalonzo is a weakling pairing and will be defeated emphatically on August 8 – hands down. Millions of Kenyans hope this time they will accept defeat graciously and retire from politics.

In this election, Raila had one critical option: That of presiding over anointing a fresh leader to faceoff with our party leaders President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. In short, Raila and his team will never set foot in the Presidency as the main players. Ever.

Kalonzo, 63, has once again been duped.

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2 Comments
  1. Jared says

    This is by far the most grandios, stupid piece of analysis ever published as an article. The last five years have been a testament to what Jubiless empty promises impact to common mwananchi has produced; increased cost of living, unemployment and corruption just to name but a few. There is no rallying call solidarity for Hague this time, I like NASA’s chances on a referendum to Uhuruto promises. Raila has as good a chance as anyone to be the new CEO August 9th. Let’s compare notes then partisan admin.

    Jared.

  2. Andy says

    We need the name of the person who wrote this article…He must be a sycophant of Jubilee. He needs to be critical and articulate with the facts on ground. What a nonsensical piece of analysis. I must say that we are not going to accept any rigging whatsoever. Raila has only lost once in 1997 and has been rigged twice by mount Kenya. What do you mean by “But he never will be President” and who are “Millions of Kenyans” just say Kikuyu and kalenjins but not the other 41 tribes. Kenya does not belong to kikuyus alone. So if you say millions of Kenyans be specific.

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