Cord’s strat­egy that might eas­ily win them 2017 elec­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

For Cord to sur­vive and re­main united, its leader Raila Odinga must step down and al­low his co-prin­ci­pals Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses We­tang’ula and new en­trants Musalia Mu­davadi and Gideon Moi to com­pete for the coali­tion’s ticket. The win­ner be­tween them should be­come the flag­bearer. Raila should be the king­maker. Sec­ond, go­ing into this gen­eral elec­tion un­der which­ever for­ma­tion, they will be in­vin­ci­ble with Musalia Mu­davadi on board, pre­sum­ably as a deputy to Raila. Third, We­tang’ula should be per­suaded to sup­port Mu­davadi as the de facto leader of the Luhya. Fourth, Mom­basa Gov­er­nor Hassan Joho should also have his right­ful place in this for­ma­tion. He should be the fi­nancier and win the ticket to de­fend his seat. This will do away with the talk that his rise will re­sult in the col­lapse of the op­po­si­tion. Cord can eas­ily pen­e­trate the Coast with­out Joho, but it can­not pen­e­trate Ukam­bani with­out Kalonzo.

KEVIN SHIKHULE Via email

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