Cord’s de­lay in nam­ing can­di­date a gift to Ju­bilee

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Our coun­try of­fers a good study of what pol­i­tics is able to achieve in a modern state. This is both in terms of pos­i­tive trans­for­ma­tion and the mess it can cre­ate. Our pol­i­tics, since in­de­pen­dence, has been che­quered. Nonethe­less, we have re­mained hope­ful that we will be­come a bet­ter coun­try. Ob­vi­ously, the future is al­ways un­pre­dictable and we must al­ways put the best mech­a­nisms in place to se­cure it. Po­lit­i­cal par­ties ob­vi­ously com­pete to win. Some de­velop bet­ter strate­gies to win than the oth­ers to have an up­per hand in elec­tions. In this, the Ju­bilee Party surely has a head start. To start with, Cord is yet to set­tle on a flag­bearer. This cre­ates un­cer­tainty and in­sta­bil­ity in the op­po­si­tion coali­tion. There is like­li­hood of the three par­ties in Cord dis­in­te­grat­ing, given each of them has a pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates. What hap­pens to Cord could ei­ther mean an early Christ­mas for JP or a very tough gen­eral elec­tion.

HAR­RI­SON IKUNDA Nairobi

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