Top statehouse operatives are burning mid night oil on how to deflate Raila Odinga’s ODM/CORD 2013 campaign juggernaut.
To weaken Raila support in Western Kenya several strategies have been rolled all at the same time with an aim to confuse and divide the Luyha vote (as usual). CS Eugene Wamalwa, Amani Coalition’s Musalia Mudavadi, Former minister Fred Gumo and paper tiger Ababu Namwamba will lead various sub-movements allowing Jubilee a through pass.
In Kisii, Senator Chris Obure is is being seduced to ditch ODM or move to a neutral party to allow Jubilee gain ground. The plan is to have Kisii region coallice around one political party that will not have a presidential candidate and thus allowing Jubilee to gain ground.
Ground intelligence has confirmed that Charles Nyachae the heir apparent of the former powerful Chief Secretary Mzee Nyachae business and political empire is facing a serious challenge to gain acceptance among the locals. Whereas Charles is loved nationally and all elected leaders in the region are ready to work with him- the masses are not so enthusiastic.
In Nyamira the ODM nominated MP to EALA and former assistant minister and MP for North Mugirango Hon Joseph Kiangoi is now confirmed to be jubilee leaning. He is un-electable and therefore planning his retirement with Jubilee money in mind, he will contest for the senate seat on Jubilee allied party ticket.
To this end a section of political leaders from Kisii County have asked area Senator Chris Obure to take to role the community’s spokesman and help them make political choices a head of the 2017 general elections.
Obure is currently the oldest elected politician from Gusii region having been elected as a member of parliament in 1988. Since then, Obure has never lost any single election. A number of leaders under the umbrella of Gusii Unity have come together even as some political pundits begin to question the group’s motive.
The leaders are drawn from the entire political divide in Kisii. Last week, while presiding over the Nyamache Secondary education day, Dr Fred Matiang’i, the Education Cabinet Secretary called on Obure to take the mantle and guide the community.
Jubilee is said to have offered to support Obure for governor to take on ODM’s James Ongwae. The for CIC chairman who was highly expected to fly the Jubilee flag for governor race Charles Nyachae is set to join top public service job (Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice, Attorney General, Chairman IEBC etc).
The strategy is to have Nyaribari people, Abamachoge and Ababasi to vote for Obure thus leaving Ongwae to his Bagetutu people who only constitute 30% of the total vote in Kisii county.
Among MPs expected to join Jubilee are Hon Kiangoi, Hon Richard Onyonka, Hon Makuti ,Deputy Governor Hon Joash Maangi among other paper tigers.