By E Njega
For those saying Raila has to worship Jubilee to become president, I have this to say.
People are underestimating the impact the economy will have on political decisions towards 2022. Raila will have to carry the skunk of Jubilee’s economic mess. By that time, he will have zero credibility left. The assumption that voter’s behaviour will be unchanged by the coming economic catastrophe is simplistic.
We have a young and frustrated generation. This arrogant talk of saying that other people can also lead revolutions and Raila has a free pass to do whatever he wishes is shortsighted. Soon we will be in such a crisis that the people will need no leader to flood the streets in protest. In other words a people driven revolution is a real possibility.
Jubilee might not even last to 2022. By then Raila’s dalliance with Jubilee will have proved that he was not the better choice he had projected himself to be.
Raila has never understood or appreciated the magnitude and the impact of the economic mess the country is in. He had a chance to make the 2017 election an economic referendum but he failed to do that and preferred usual politics of comics and insults.
Raila’s obsession with the presidency is the reason why his political career will end up in failure. He ought to have obsessed with issues and ride on those issues to pursue a political cause. Placing a political cause above issues means he has to rely on tactics and not strategy. Tactical operations can only take you so far.
Once again the man is trying to ascend to power using a shortcut. Even if it happens, his presidency will be a free flowing disaster. Clearly he has no alternative vision for the country. He would find himself at the top and wonder how and why he got there in the first place.
The old man should retire if he is tired of opposition politics. That is the best way to preserve whatever is left of his legacy. His moves might appear exciting but it is just a dog chasing its own tail.