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2017 ballot race sees CORD thrill home early

By Peter Imbuyi | August 21st 2016

It’s with great unveil that I report this to the public. I remember in my last article I wrote probably last week advising Baba to bring in Hon. Mudavadi and indeed it has happened. This has been followed by remarks from the lost Hon. Mudavadi who said that he will never work with the Jubilee Alliance again. Mudavadi welcome back home. Now the next thing is the game plan. I think CORD can only win if Baba becomes the coach of this team. That means he will attract more players especially his role in the party should be taken up by another person from the outside. This will see Hon. Raila step down and leave the post vacant for anyone in the coalition who might be seen to be stronger and able to lead the team to victory.

Secondly, CORD should be ready to lash out sycophants from the team for smooth success. My question is; who should be the flag bearer? According to my opinion, I think Hon. Musalia is fit to become the flag bearer followed by Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate. This will be followed by a respective support from the Western block and the Eastern region too who will have to support Kalonzo because of his second representation in CORD not forgetting the Coastal parts which are CORD dominated. The problem comes in here, The Great Rift valley. But I think there can be some disintegration in the Great Rift Valley.

This brings me to another very important aspect; the gubernatorial seat in Nairobi County. Hon. William Ruto has been terribly warned by some Jubilee politicians and the Kikuyu council of elders not to involve himself in the matters of Nairobi County. I thought it’s a homeland to the Maasai, but anyway this was a result of colonization. Do they really know Hon. DP very well? I wish they knew what they might be doing. He is that no non-sense man. If they wish for success in the 2017 elections, they should treat him like a king. But what worries Hon. Ruto is if really he will be supported in the 2022 elections. It gives him sleepless nights and this may lead to a remarkable political disintegration that has never occurred in the of world politics as he searches for pastures where he might get the necessary support.

I think Hon. Wetangula should start on the bench. As a matter of fact, he is yet to become popular to lead a coalition like CORD. He should sit back and watch as things are done so that he should be well prepared for the future. This leaves a CORD with Hon. Kalonzo and Mudavadi to choose. What is your opinion here?

I tried to carry out simple calculations and analysis of what might happen if Baba steps down for the two and the tabulations favored the Congress for Restoration and Democracy.

First, CORD has a marked popularity over Jubilee Alliance in the diaspora which was seen in the last elections.

Secondly, CORD still outshone Jubilee in the Western block despite the fact that Hon. Mudavadi running along with Amani Coalition split some votes. This means those votes may come back to CORD.

Thirdly, CORD has coastal parts and Eastern part of Kenya as one of its strongholds.

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Then do not forget that if Baba steps down the popularity of CORD increases. This has been seen over the past few weeks when Baba was quoted saying he was ready to step down and do anything to ensure CORD slums home victory.

Availability of some politicians in the Rift valley of whom Baba should hastily take them into consideration and convince them to support CORD. With this, there is the availability of Gideon Moi and Hon. Isaac Ruto of whom if they come together in CORD, victory might be seen early in the morning due to spoliation of votes in the Rift valley which is the determinant of the winning team in every election.

Jubilees on their side are still strong enough to win an election if Hon. William Ruto is still there and if Baba does not step down. True or false? Give your opinions.


One word for Baba; “A politician needs to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year; and to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen,” by Winston Churchill.

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