By D S
Raila’s group of advisers and close associates have miserably failed to market him and package him as a brand ready to assume the seat of power.
Given that time is not on his side, we expected that they would run a well oiled machine worthy of his stature as a senior and globally respected personality. What we are seeing are gaffes and blunders inconsistent with the image of the opposition chief.
Those closest to him are all eyeing one political seat or the other. They are more interested in their political survival than RAO’s presidential bid. They want to hang on his coat tails and ride on his political acumen and his unchallenged hold on Luo Nyanza. Anyang Nyongo, Orengo, Oburu etc are all warming up for political seats, gubernatorial one being eyed most.
The OKOA KENYA secretariat was a monumental flop. I refuse to buy into the notion that they could not amass 2 million signatures,( let alone 1 million) to kick start the referendum. Those images of cows, goats or whatever were a serious indictment on the effectiveness and efficiency of the Secretariat. The likes of Paul Mwangi add no value to the Cord fraternity. Just like Tony Gachoka , Magerer Langat and Henry Kosgei before him, he ought to go back home.
And the Mps who heckled and whistled during the President’s State of the Nation address, wasn’t there a better way to air their grievances than behaving like hired goons? Respect, good manners and civility demand that you listen to your opponent and shoot down his and/claims with your own in a well researched, factual and indisputable discourse.