Raila should back another man or UhuRuto will win

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Hav­ing pre­vi­ously lost the three pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, one would have ex­pected ODM leader Raila Odinga to heed to the call by his Cord co-prin­ci­pals to sup­port one of them in 2017. The sit­u­a­tion on the ground al­ready shows that those who thought Raila would re­tire from pol­i­tics were wrong. Ev­i­dently, since 2013, he has made it clear how he would want the coun­try to be gov­erned. He has been a big critic of Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta. While cit­ing his cre­den­tials in the push for democ­racy and a new con­sti­tu­tional or­der, ODM sup­port­ers and his al­lies be­lieve he is best suited to lead this coun­try. As a strat­egy to woo vot­ers, he is now rid­ing on a nar­ra­tive that the Ju­bilee gov­ern­ment has failed to de­liver on its elec­tion pledges. But it is ev­i­dent UhuRuto have done most of what they promised in 2013. If Raila con­tin­ues with this nar­ra­tive, he is doomed to fail again.

MU­TUA NDONGA Nairobi

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