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OPINION: UhuRuto have rendered Raila politically impotent

01 September 2016, 14:16 Jackson Okata

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Wiliiam Ruto have rendered CORD leader Raila Odinga politically impotent since winning the 2013 general elections, a political analyst has said.

Nick Mwatu a Nakuru based political scientist and businessman said that Raila Odinga is not the same as he used to before 2013 because he has run out of political ideas and seems to have woken up to the fact the Kenyan presidency is not his thing for the taking.

Mwatu argues that UhuRuto’s win in 2013 dealt the final blow to Raila’s political schemes and that is why he is even seriously considering supporting ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi in the 2017 general elections.

He says that Raila has been rendered politically impotent and that his political calculations can no more bear fruit.

“Raila is one kind of a politician that the country will never forget because of the struggles he has gone through in trying to liberate the country but one thing is clear that since 2013 he seems to have lost his political clout and his political star is rapidly deeming,” said Mwatu.

“He is not the same Raila we used to see and know and he seems to be politically giving up and that is why you can hear the ongoing talk of him supporting Mudavadi and that can be true,” he added.

Mwatu added that Raila is not keen on receiving another political embarrassment in 2017 and that is why he might not be on the ballot in 2017.

“Raila has already contented that the presidency is not his thing and we will not be surprised to see his name missing on the 2017 ballot,” he said.

Raila would like to argue and will get the chance to do so if the CORD Coalition picks him as the flag bearer in the 2017 General Elections.

- MyNews24

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