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'No Raila no NASA Victory', Say ODM Leaders

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader on Sunday said the only way to a NASA victory in the presidential race in August in for Raila Odinga to be the coalition’s flag bearer.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Kibra MP Ken Okoth, said this in remarks after Palm Sunday service at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Kibera.

Ken Okoth said Raila Odinga was the most capable of his co-principals in NASA, and is the only one who could defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta. "People are saying that no Kalonzo no NASA what they need to know is that no Raila no NASA victory," he said.

Okoth’s sentiments follow those made by Wiper’s Francis Nyenze who said Wiper would only remain in the NASA coalition if Kalonzo Musyoka was named the flag bearer.

Comments

The chances are that Kalonzo has already agreed to the committee recommendation. He and his Kamba henchmen have been uncharacteristically quite. Remember, Kalonzo has a history of playing second fiddle position if it satisfies his ego. Take example of his role under Kibaki administration. He desperately wanted wanted to be named a Vice President and once Kibaki appointed him he went under and never used his position to prepare himself to take over from him(Kibaki) once his term ended. In fact, Raila easily dislodged him from the second most powerful man in Kenya to a Cabinet Minister level(Although he retained Vice President tittle). In the politics of 2017 Kalonzo knows he does not have the numbers to put him at the top but he had to bark because there were other threats to the deputy President position. There was Mudavadi and Watengula. If he did not bark and use all sort of threats like he did that position would have given to Mudavadi, because that was the arrangement. So his strategy worked and from now henceforth we should not expect to hear him talk about how he is not going to play a second fiddle,

ALEX MOMANYI

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 17:21

IS IT BALANCING THE REGIONS OR BAGGING AS MANY VOTES AS THE COMMUNITIES BRING INTO THE NASA FOLD----LUYHAS HAVE ALMOST DOUBLE THE KAMBA VOTE NUMBERS----IT IS A DIFFICULT BALANCING ACT.

peter kahura

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 17:31

This declaration of no Raila no victory is what brought chaos in all election untill Raila voluntarily retire from politics and he will make luos inheritate the same tribal powers. If we look at we see kambas have no nos like what Mutahi Ngunyi says say kambas forget Kalonso power always pray for him to be deputy as he have no power of bargain like Raila he can even be difeatend Charity Ngiru kwaheri Mwana ea kibeti Kalonso

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