As President Uhuru Kenyatta enters the final year of his ten-year term, he is developing a political formula that, if implemented, will see the self-proclaimed chief hustler’s presidential bid come to a halt.
To carry out his anti-Ruto political strategy, Kenyatta II has enlisted the support of ODM leader Raila Odinga, who is regarded as Samoei’s perfect antidote. To improve his chances against the man from Sugoi, Jakom has taken a page from Mwai Kibaki’s 2002 election-winning strategy.
Kibaki changed strategy after losing presidential elections to Daniel Moi in 1992 and 1997, and raised a behemoth political machine dubbed Rainbow Coalition, which brought together a number of political heavyweights including Raila Odinga, Charity Ngilu, Martha Karua, George Saitoti, and other operatives, romping him to power as Kenya’s third president.
With only 108 days until the much-anticipated August election, Uhuru is undoubtedly following in the footsteps of Kibaki, and he has previously formed a political army dubbed Azimio-One Kenya Coalition Party, which brings together a number of political titans, including a number of politicians who catalyzed Kibaki’s presidential bid in 2002.
Uhuru Kenyatta (JP), Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Charity Ngilu (Narc), Gideon Moi (KANU), Mukhisa Kituyi, and Martha Karua (Narc-Kenya) are among the leaders who want to teach DP Ruto a lesson come August. Will Uhuru’s strategy produce the same results as Kibaki’s? Time will eventually tell.