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To Protect Devolution, Raila MUST Get Back to Parliament

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Things happened the way they happened (Uhuru won in a questionable electoral process). I believe that our Supreme Court did not rule fairly since their ruling is based on lack of evidence which they massively threw out on very flimsy grounds. But that is a story for another day.

Yes Kenya must move on but with an honest analysis of the situation. CORD has proposed that Kalonzo return to parliament and lead the coalition from the parliament. Raila has said that he will remain outside parliament and be the leader of the coalition outside parliament. I don’t like this arrangement.

First, Uhuru and Ruto do not believe in the constitution. These two people are just promising to ensure the implementation of the same when they have not fully assumed power. They have not put their feet down in the government and appointed the people they trust in key positions. It is still Kimemia and his bunch who are running the show. So they will have everything their way until when Uhuru and Ruto will have their men in place.

Uhuru and Ruto will use the numbers they have in both the senate and the national assembly to stop devolution. Uhuru will NEVER support devolution. From where I stand, I see Uhuru and Ruto returning Kenya to one party state. This is going to happen.

It is sad that CORD has chosen Kalonzo as the man who should push their agenda in parliament. Kalonzo has never been known to stand firm on issues. He is a weakling who will be easily seduced with power, opulence and cheap offerings like a post in the government.

It is sad that Raila is out of parliament but I believe that he should get back to parliament. It might not be possible for Raila to get back to parliament through an election in Kibra Constituency since IEBC will do everything possible to rig him out but I believe that Raila should go back to one of the rural constituencies and vie as an MP. This is possible in Siaya county or Kisumu county.

But through any way possible, Raila must get back to parliament. Kenya is a tribal state. His constituency of voters are now without a leader. This constituency will neverlook up to someone as fluid and visionless as Kalonzo Musyoka. Raila can only groom someone if he is in a polital seat not when he is out. That way, threats to him will be minimal. Currently, his security has been withdrawn and he is being faced with lots of pressure from Uhuru and Ruto. Any small move from him will see him put under house arrest. This cannot be possible when he is MP.

Raila MUST get back as MP. It must happen now.

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Written by Robert

Robert Alai is a respected Kenyan blogger, technical evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle or Facebook page. he is the founder of KahawaTungu.

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  1. I like ur opinion bt one thing is clear. U CANNOT FORM A SOUND N SOBER OPINION BASING IT ON ASSUMPTIONS!!!! Baseless assumptions if I may put it that way.

    •Why assume that they will not implement the constitution?
    •Why is it that in ur view it is only Raila who can implement it? Raila is not some god!

  2. Kenya is not tribal,you are tribal,from where i stand, this post is about a sorry sore tribal loser!so Uhuru and Ruto do not believe in devolution?Raila does?seriously?
    You think that they will turn Kenya into a one party state,and very much like to hear you tell us how.Stop throwing your points like you are in a boxing ring,no one is fighting you,you are fighting yourself,argue your case properly without rubbishing the government and uhurus presidency.

  3. he..he..he..Poor Loser…this bitterness will be the end of you. Anyway people with such negativity like you..deserve such bitterness.

  4. FOR HEAVENS SAKE RAILA IS 70 YEARS OLD GIVE THE OLD MAN A BREAK LET HIM REST HE IS AN OLD TIRED MAN.NOW YOU WANT HIM IN PARLIAMENT?

  5. Raila will not make a difference being an MP. Jubilee have a majority in parliament, so say goodbye to devolution. Central government will not cede power to the counties, unfortunately.

  6. Jyokiviyella is right!! u are tribal one here!! why cant people like you just get a life?! the elections are over for God’s sake, get a life and start working….

  7. State Intelligence at work. Leave Kenyans alone please!!!!! You have done enough to mislead poor Kenyans into thinking poorly and tribally. It is a characteristic of a sinking state. Dont make Kenya sink more than it has??? Please state intelligence, dont divide the country on every line. At times division becomes hard to unite.

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