Will Raila vie for Kajwang's Homa Bay seat?
05 December 2014, 09:41
Nairobi - The question on everyone's lips. Will Raila really vie for vacant Homa Bay seat?
Will he do so?
Noises coming out of Orange House point to his need to participate in the election and the fact that he will win outright if he vies for the election.
Also, his move back to mainstream politics will be a political game changer as he will be able to lead the party as well as the CORD coalition from the inside and not the outside as it is at the moment.
Nothing though, points to a concrete run at the seat by the former PM.
The reality as many say is that he is too senior a figure to vie for a Senatorial seat, a view taken by a good number of ODM personalities and followers.
On the other hand, there is pressure particularly from Homa Bay for him to take close friend Kajwang's seat, a like for like replacement in many ways.
That though is not a view shared by many.
" I think he is just too big a person for the Senate, political analyst Michael Njenga says.
" He is political personality number one in Kenya. Him sitting at the Senate running errands is not what I would personally like to see him do. I do not think it is a good idea at all.
" It will demean him and in a way look desperate. He is past that. Better than that, Njenga quips.
Sources within Orange House state that the former Prime Minister is not interested in the seat, even though he might be swayed by supporters.
Friday's National Delegates Conference NDC will also be a point to look at. Will he take the bait if put on the spot.
" There are big fish and then small fish. The Senate is small fish for Raila. He knows it," Njenga adds.
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