By Micah Kigen
Tuesday’s grand re-union of Kenya’s national unity and reform minded politicians in a major public rally at the KICC grounds is yet again a reassurance to all Kenyans that the hope of success and prosperity as kicked off by our founding fathers is still alive and kicking.
Many are the doubting Thomases and enemies of the people who proclaimed the end of Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s never dying crusade for sustaining the reform momentum who were caught by surprise.
Once more Kenyan people’s legendary resilience amidst negative political machinations and other evil schemes was on display at the KICC ceremony as Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula and Narc leader Charity Ngilu led other leaders in signing the pact to kick start the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).
Rt.Hon. Raila Odinga once more has proved to his critics that he is the most accommodating of all the top political leaders in the country today by being able to persuade many opponents to rejoin him in re-energizing the reform agenda as a key focus for the country into the coming elections and immediately after.
And it is now very clear that the CORD juggernaught has taken the entire nation by storm and victory is more than guaranteed.
Critics of the Prime Minister and other competitors should in fact see the writing on the wall and throw in the towel. There is no need to just compete for the sake of it.
If anything, we advise that they fold their weak outfits and their negative campaigns and join CORD this early enough so that we form the next government without wasting billions of Shillings on expensive campaigns and elections. Kenyans need that money to pump into development projects and buy drugs in hospitals.
More importantly we will be glad if the ICC suspects, mostly Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto quickly come to their senses and join the rest in CORD for a smooth transition. We are all praying for them and even both PM Raila Odinga and VP Kalonzo Musyoka have sworn to ensure that our government will swiftly intervene for them to ensure the ICC cases are returned back home and that they will not allow them to face humiliation in a foreign land.
Kenyans should more than ever before seize this renewed opportunity to vote decisively for Raila Odinga’s new national team and CORD to crash and bury the demons of bad leadership, ethnicity and mediocrity once and for all. We are at the dawn of the great liberation that we have been fighting for, for decades.
The writer is National Chairma - Friends of Raila (FORA) Lobby Group