Raila’s endgame is to re­ject poll and spark chaos

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Some­times back, a key ally oo ODM leader Raila Odinga was quoted as say­ing his boss is only left with a sin­gle bul­let — in re­gard to the next gen­eral elec­tion. The mes­sage was very clear that if Raila loses in 2017, he does not stand any other chance of vy­ing for Pres­i­dent. The ally cited his ad­vance d age as one rea­sons that would prompt him to hang up his boots. Raila has also made wild claims that Ju­bilee plans to rig the elec­tions. He is on record say­ing he won’t ac­cept a rigged elec­tion, and he will not go back to the peo­ple and say the poll has been stolen. As an ob­server, I wish to make one thing very clear. Such re­marks are to­tally mis­lead­ing and de­signed to in­cite Kenyans against the gov­ern­ment. The endgame is to pre­pare his sup­port­ers psy­cho­log­i­cally to re­ject the poll out­come and ig­nite a wave of po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence in 2017. He is us­ing a strat­egy to por­tray Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s gov­ern­ment as weak.

JOSEPH NDONGA Nairobi

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