Is Raila's strategy falling apart before it even began?
Well, that seems to be the case after seven ODM legislators declared that they will not be taking part in the forthcoming March 20th march towards State House. This is a big blow to Odinga especially considering that the members of parliament hail from his strongholds.
The lawmakers legislating over Bondo, Suba, Lang'ata and Kisumu have urged their constituent to stay clear from the demonstrations and focus their energies on 'capitalising on the onset of rains'.
Now that I say that out loud, it's almost a bit funny.
I do, however, understand that these members of parliament fear what I feared earlier: the demonstrations turning chaotic, leading to destruction of property and loss of lives. Why is it that such vital members to Raila's artillery are willing to admit that the demonstrations are a mistake? Did Raila even consult them before going down this road? Is this whole game a one-man show?
As much as it could be argued that Odinga is planning on a 'peaceful' demonstration to State House and that any damaged property or injury suffered is as a result of either overstepping of the ordinary Mwananchi or the callousness of the police (and let's be honest guys, we all know it's a bit of both) and not directly Raila's fault, there is looming sense of danger in the country as the political tension piles up. and I know he knows it.
And we all know that SOMETHING will go wrong, the odds never in favour of Odinga.
But he knows it. Even his own pack have sensed danger and backed off but Odinga...
Raila Odinga has left us to mercy of President Ruto, who hilariously happens to be merciless.
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