Raila needs strong people who will spur the momentum of his charm offensive. That is why I suggest that he brings on board Mr. Barrack Muluka who is witty and a calm strategist to articulate the Cord agenda to Kenyans. Secondly, he needs to ask Miguna Miguna to rejoin Cord. After all, Raila forgave former President Moi, who detained him for almost a decade and ended up working with him in Kanu.
I say so because; even if they broke apart, Miguna proved to be one of the strongest and fiercest defenders of Raila before and after the grand coalition government. He has enough fire in his belly to tackle the vicious Jubilee led by Uhuru, Ruto and Aden Duale in readiness to 2017.
Raila has cried so many tears for Kenya. Today, he is on the same trajectory with his late father during the early 1990s. Many Kenyans who support him are afraid that his ascendancy to the Kenyan throne is on a delicate phase.
It’s sad that Raila is surrounded by people who don’t advance his political philosophy. Governors, Senators, MPs, MCAs, are only waiting to queue at Orange House to “buy” nominations and start singing “baba” sarcastically in 2017 in order to be elected.
He also needs to take a tactical retreat from the limelight. He needs to start using the 16th laws of power where you use absence to increase respect and honor. Appearing on media cameras in perpetuity will reflect you as a King without Prince and Princes. I don’t mean that he should completely hibernate from the limelight.
Therefore, those at the front-line as an alternative government, needs to put their acts before 2017. It’s worthy to remember that, elections are literally won now, not in the election year.
Joseph Lister Nyaringo
New Jersey, USA