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Is Raila Regrouping For A Big Come Back?

29 Jun

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In my column today in the Star Is Raila Regrouping For A Big Come Back? I pose and this question in the affirmative much to too many an upset stomach for those who have been hoping the man was finally dealt a blow by the yet again rigged elections according to him and many other Kenyans.

Exerpt:

A majority of the nearly half of those who went to the polls on March 4, 2013 and voted for now President Uhuru Kenyatta did so not because they love Uhuru but simply because they hate Raila.

They just couldn’t stand the thought of having Raila in office as president they were perfectly okay and quite happy voting for someone who remains charged with serious crimes against humanity at The Hague.

Can Raila turn-around some of these voters as he contemplates reinventing himself and going for it again? Even more broadly, does the man have the energy, goodwill and stamina left in him to hit the campaign trail again one more time and cross his fingers that he won’t win for the third time and still be rigged out?

There are several reasons, some historical, that point to the answer in the affirmative on both questions.

First, Raila is now at 68, which is the new 48 for those with good, healthy eating habits and exercise regularly as Raila does. He will be 72 when sworn in as our next president, if he wins again as he and many believe he can.

This is two years younger in real time than Mandela was when sworn in as South Africa’s president and more than 22 years younger going by the indisputable formula above about changing demographics and life expectancy.

Second, love him or hate him, Raila still remains the most popular politician in the country and no presidential candidate has a shot against the Jubilee machinery than he alone.

Third, those who keep railing and are now plotting to punish or somehow “tame” Raila if he doesn’t retire do so strictly for narrow, partisan and even personal reasons that have no bearing on the man’s ability to lead.

No one but Uhuru should welcome Raila’s continued participation in politics for much as many believe he’s an illegitimate president, he should welcome Raila to the ring and if he gives him a KO or merely wins by rounds in an open, fair and transparent elections, he would go far in establishing legitimacy as our president and shall go on to rule a second time as if it were his first.

A majority of the nearly half of those who went to the polls on March 4, 2013 and voted for now President Uhuru Kenyatta did so not because they love Uhuru but simply because they hate Raila.

They just couldn’t stand the thought of having Raila in office as president they were perfectly okay and quite happy voting for someone who remains charged with serious crimes against humanity at The Hague.

Can Raila turn-around some of these voters as he contemplates reinventing himself and going for it again? Even more broadly, does the man have the energy, goodwill and stamina left in him to hit the campaign trail again one more time and cross his fingers that he won’t win for the third time and still be rigged out?

There are several reasons, some historical, that point to the answer in the affirmative on both questions.

First, Raila is now at 68, which is the new 48 for those with good, healthy eating habits and exercise regularly as Raila does. He will be 72 when sworn in as our next president, if he wins again as he and many believe he can.

This is two years younger in real time than Mandela was when sworn in as South Africa’s president and more than 22 years younger going by the indisputable formula above about changing demographics and life expectancy.

Second, love him or hate him, Raila still remains the most popular politician in the country and no presidential candidate has a shot against the Jubilee machinery than he alone.

Third, those who keep railing and are now plotting to punish or somehow “tame” Raila if he doesn’t retire do so strictly for narrow, partisan and even personal reasons that have no bearing on the man’s ability to lead.

No one but Uhuru should welcome Raila’s continued participation in politics for much as many believe he’s an illegitimate president, he should welcome Raila to the ring and if he gives him a KO or merely wins by rounds in an open, fair and transparent elections, he would go far in establishing legitimacy as our president and shall go on to rule a second time as if it were his first.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-126152/raila-regrouping-biggest-comeback#sthash.lqM9HwOk.dpuf

A majority of the nearly half of those who went to the polls on March 4, 2013 and voted for now President Uhuru Kenyatta did so not because they love Uhuru but simply because they hate Raila.

They just couldn’t stand the thought of having Raila in office as president they were perfectly okay and quite happy voting for someone who remains charged with serious crimes against humanity at The Hague.

Can Raila turn-around some of these voters as he contemplates reinventing himself and going for it again? Even more broadly, does the man have the energy, goodwill and stamina left in him to hit the campaign trail again one more time and cross his fingers that he won’t win for the third time and still be rigged out?

There are several reasons, some historical, that point to the answer in the affirmative on both questions.

First, Raila is now at 68, which is the new 48 for those with good, healthy eating habits and exercise regularly as Raila does. He will be 72 when sworn in as our next president, if he wins again as he and many believe he can.

This is two years younger in real time than Mandela was when sworn in as South Africa’s president and more than 22 years younger going by the indisputable formula above about changing demographics and life expectancy.

Second, love him or hate him, Raila still remains the most popular politician in the country and no presidential candidate has a shot against the Jubilee machinery than he alone.

Third, those who keep railing and are now plotting to punish or somehow “tame” Raila if he doesn’t retire do so strictly for narrow, partisan and even personal reasons that have no bearing on the man’s ability to lead.

No one but Uhuru should welcome Raila’s continued participation in politics for much as many believe he’s an illegitimate president, he should welcome Raila to the ring and if he gives him a KO or merely wins by rounds in an open, fair and transparent elections, he would go far in establishing legitimacy as our president and shall go on to rule a second time as if it were his first.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-126152/raila-regrouping-biggest-comeback#sthash.lqM9HwOk.dpuf

A majority of the nearly half of those who went to the polls on March 4, 2013 and voted for now President Uhuru Kenyatta did so not because they love Uhuru but simply because they hate Raila.

They just couldn’t stand the thought of having Raila in office as president they were perfectly okay and quite happy voting for someone who remains charged with serious crimes against humanity at The Hague.

Can Raila turn-around some of these voters as he contemplates reinventing himself and going for it again? Even more broadly, does the man have the energy, goodwill and stamina left in him to hit the campaign trail again one more time and cross his fingers that he won’t win for the third time and still be rigged out?

There are several reasons, some historical, that point to the answer in the affirmative on both questions.

First, Raila is now at 68, which is the new 48 for those with good, healthy eating habits and exercise regularly as Raila does. He will be 72 when sworn in as our next president, if he wins again as he and many believe he can.

This is two years younger in real time than Mandela was when sworn in as South Africa’s president and more than 22 years younger going by the indisputable formula above about changing demographics and life expectancy.

Second, love him or hate him, Raila still remains the most popular politician in the country and no presidential candidate has a shot against the Jubilee machinery than he alone.

Third, those who keep railing and are now plotting to punish or somehow “tame” Raila if he doesn’t retire do so strictly for narrow, partisan and even personal reasons that have no bearing on the man’s ability to lead.

No one but Uhuru should welcome Raila’s continued participation in politics for much as many believe he’s an illegitimate president, he should welcome Raila to the ring and if he gives him a KO or merely wins by rounds in an open, fair and transparent elections, he would go far in establishing legitimacy as our president and shall go on to rule a second time as if it were his first.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-126152/raila-regrouping-biggest-comeback#sthash.lqM9HwOk.dpuf

A majority of the nearly half of those who went to the polls on March 4, 2013 and voted for now President Uhuru Kenyatta did so not because they love Uhuru but simply because they hate Raila.

They just couldn’t stand the thought of having Raila in office as president they were perfectly okay and quite happy voting for someone who remains charged with serious crimes against humanity at The Hague.

Can Raila turn-around some of these voters as he contemplates reinventing himself and going for it again? Even more broadly, does the man have the energy, goodwill and stamina left in him to hit the campaign trail again one more time and cross his fingers that he won’t win for the third time and still be rigged out?

There are several reasons, some historical, that point to the answer in the affirmative on both questions.

First, Raila is now at 68, which is the new 48 for those with good, healthy eating habits and exercise regularly as Raila does. He will be 72 when sworn in as our next president, if he wins again as he and many believe he can.

This is two years younger in real time than Mandela was when sworn in as South Africa’s president and more than 22 years younger going by the indisputable formula above about changing demographics and life expectancy.

Second, love him or hate him, Raila still remains the most popular politician in the country and no presidential candidate has a shot against the Jubilee machinery than he alone.

Third, those who keep railing and are now plotting to punish or somehow “tame” Raila if he doesn’t retire do so strictly for narrow, partisan and even personal reasons that have no bearing on the man’s ability to lead.

No one but Uhuru should welcome Raila’s continued participation in politics for much as many believe he’s an illegitimate president, he should welcome Raila to the ring and if he gives him a KO or merely wins by rounds in an open, fair and transparent elections, he would go far in establishing legitimacy as our president and shall go on to rule a second time as if it were his first.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-126152/raila-regrouping-biggest-comeback#sthash.lqM9HwOk.dpuf

A majority of the nearly half of those who went to the polls on March 4, 2013 and voted for now President Uhuru Kenyatta did so not because they love Uhuru but simply because they hate Raila.

They just couldn’t stand the thought of having Raila in office as president they were perfectly okay and quite happy voting for someone who remains charged with serious crimes against humanity at The Hague.

Can Raila turn-around some of these voters as he contemplates reinventing himself and going for it again? Even more broadly, does the man have the energy, goodwill and stamina left in him to hit the campaign trail again one more time and cross his fingers that he won’t win for the third time and still be rigged out?

There are several reasons, some historical, that point to the answer in the affirmative on both questions.

First, Raila is now at 68, which is the new 48 for those with good, healthy eating habits and exercise regularly as Raila does. He will be 72 when sworn in as our next president, if he wins again as he and many believe he can.

This is two years younger in real time than Mandela was when sworn in as South Africa’s president and more than 22 years younger going by the indisputable formula above about changing demographics and life expectancy.

Second, love him or hate him, Raila still remains the most popular politician in the country and no presidential candidate has a shot against the Jubilee machinery than he alone.

Third, those who keep railing and are now plotting to punish or somehow “tame” Raila if he doesn’t retire do so strictly for narrow, partisan and even personal reasons that have no bearing on the man’s ability to lead.

No one but Uhuru should welcome Raila’s continued participation in politics for much as many believe he’s an illegitimate president, he should welcome Raila to the ring and if he gives him a KO or merely wins by rounds in an open, fair and transparent elections, he would go far in establishing legitimacy as our president and shall go on to rule a second time as if it were his first.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-126152/raila-regrouping-biggest-comeback#sthash.lqM9HwOk.dpuf

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4 Comments

Posted by on June 29, 2013 in Politics

 

4 responses to “Is Raila Regrouping For A Big Come Back?

  1. Timna Komora

    June 29, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    I dont have much for raila maniacs like you, the truth in summary,stop dreaming sir, Raila will never be president, he has never won any political battle and am not seeing him starting to do so in 2017

     
  2. Harry

    July 1, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    You make me laugh,you make your self feel happy ati 68 years is the new 48 soon your little god will 16.You compare your little god with Mandela?but i have never seen Mandela dye his hair to look younger.We are not against a Luo taking over but we are determined never to see one of those Oginga evil clan.Give us kidero or Tuju and we will vote for them enmasse.Omwenga take this to the bank-YOUR LITTLE gOD WILL NEVER SEE STATE HOUSE.You say at 72 he will stand again,let me tell you by that time stress will have finished him off.

     
  3. Macharia karanja

    July 1, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    Omwenga, I honestly appcte your spirit to dream on. But when dream turns into fantasies, its dangerous for your existence. It may result to delusion and psycopathy among other absurd conditions. Enuf said, we have many other youthful and competent Luo boys and girls. Kidero, yourself etc. Lets quit this hero worshp brigade. Wherever i come frm, we are prepared to tell off Uhuru to his face if he falls off rader. Aftr all, he worked hard to bring the comunty to his side. It wasnt support out of hero worship.. As such, we can face mt Elgon. And he knows.

     
  4. kamachago@gmail.com

    July 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Raila is no comeback kid. Romney retired from running for the presidency even though he put a spirited fight: 47 percent against Obama’s 50 percent. At Raila’s age, and with demographics leaning towards a young leadership in Kenya, Raila’s political career is over. Jirongo has cautioned Western against banking on Raila again after voting for him for over 10 years. Kambas will not even wait for another 2 years before they start supporting the Jubilee government, especially after what CORD has done to Kethi Kilonzo-dragging her to save their sinking vessel. No wonder she hesitated from declaring if she was running because she knew she was ineligible but the masters of impunity convinced her that she’ll get the nomination approved through backing of CORD bigwigs.

    From now going forward, touching Raila is a death knell.

     

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