Why is Raila always oblivious of plans of violence in ODM meetings?

Posted: November 5, 2014 in GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
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The hounding of Orange Democratic Movement, ODM, party Executive Director  Magerer Langat out of a meeting, attended by party,leader Raila Odinga, on Thursday was a most foul, despicable act.

5_0The drama-filled footage of Magerer being frog jumped by some ODM’s Members of County Assembly, MCAs, of Nairobi  is so denting to the party’s image as well as that of party supremo Raila.  It is likely to ring in the minds of many for for long.

The archaic act puts to question the ability of Raila to steer the party that is is still smarting from the botched party elections. It doesn’t sit well that Raila, reputed as a political wizard, lacks loyalists who can give him intelligence on plans of heinous act of such grave magnitude. Even a boss of ,say, a tiny institution has informers who keep him or her abreast on office gossip thus able to pre-empt ugly scenarios. Why has Raila been caught off-gaurd in such quick successions?

Though to the perpetrators the move was a literal party clean up exercise, the violence did much harm to the party than good. It potrayed it further as one where rule of the jungle reigns. Even the alleged sentiments linked to Magerer to the effect that ODM is ripe for overhaul are far much better to the party than the MCA’s goon-like action. After all, ODM isn’t a fiefdom and Raila’s place in the party isn’t cast in stone.

New blood can resuscitate and give it a new lease of life.

By Guest Contributor Nicholas Cheruiyot, Bomet


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