Cord’s strategy that might easily win them 2017 election
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