By Chris Bichanga
Our reporter Chris Bichanga travels to the US and receives a courtesy call from a Kenyan Professor Muteshi based in New York. Upon reaching professor’s office, he finds him with another US based professor Thiongo having a conversation on the current political situation in Kenya. He listens carefully without saying a word. He has decided to leak the conversation.
If you ask Francis Atwoli, he’ll tell you Raila Odinga is the most powerful man in Kenya even without the army, followed from a distance by Uhuru Kenyatta because he is the President then Francis Atwoli himself because he heads some unions.
According to the US based distinguished professor, Sonko commands a lot of support countrywide because he does things that touch the common Mwananchi directly.
While having a chit-chat with professor Thiongo, another US based academic, Mutheshi opines ” Prof, If presidential elections are held and Sonko participates, he can give them a run for their money. He will be a game changer.
Ngugi agrees by nodding his head in affirmation then opines:
“I agree prof, Sonko’s support cuts across the political divide and transcends tribe.I have a feeling that if put together in a one-on-one race with DP William Ruto, Sonko will beat William. Like I said, Sonko’s support cuts across the country but William’s support is largely in Kalenjin-land”