Political strategist joins CORD once again?
28 January 2016, 17:50
Nairobi - After supporting the Jubilee Coalition in the 2013 election, Tony Gachoka seems to be on his way back to the CORD coalition and Raila Odinga.
Gachoka is not new to the political mind games and fiascos that accompany the profession and the long time consultant and advisor it seems is back in the opposition.
Gachoka, whose main trade is Public Relations, has of late been seen next to the CORD leader in public spaces, sparking rumours that he is back in the opposition leader's good books.
The rumour comes especially in the midst of talk of Raila forming a new team to help him storm to victory in the 2017 elections.
So is Gachoka back in Raila's fold?
A letter he has written to President Uhuru Kenyatta asking the President to meet CORD leader Odinga in talks suggests he has.
" This country in 2007/8 went into General elections with unresolved issues and without talking to each other but the outcome/blame game resulted in bloodshed and chaos. Even today matters in the ICC ongoing are a result of the unfortunate events of post-election violence," he says in part in his letter.
Gachoka was in Raila's team in the 2007 elections which the CORD leader lost in the 2007 elections.
He has been a regular commentator on the KTN show Jeff Koinange Live in the recent past but his return to the CORD fold will be interesting.
Raila's communication chief Dennis Onyango said that there was nothing sinister about Gachoka and Raila.
" They have worked together before. You know that and they are friends. That is the only thing to say," he added
Whether Gachoka will hang around the CORD leader in the coming months remains to be seen.
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