• I am a sworn disciple of the Raila Odinga philosophy and agenda for Kenya. I am no blogger neither do I aspire to be one. These are the musings of a NASA supporter. I badly want Raila to win, but I’m also cognizant of the fact that if they won’t change their game-plan then winning will remain as elusive as the famous IEBC servers in Europe.
• Here are my pedestrian proposals on what NASA must do to win on 17th October 2017. Anything less will see Jubilee wipe the floor with them. Literally. Again.
RECOGNIZE YOUR OPPONENT
NASA must realize they are dealing with a a highly organized giant. Their opponents are vicious, crafty and ruthless. there is no extent to which they cannot go. Just ask Musando. The Supreme Court left them wounded and they will fight fiercely to be vindicated. Before August 8th, whenever a milestone was achieved in solidifying the credibility of the August poll through litigation, while NASA would revel in their victory while Jublilee would retreat to find new ways of exploiting the regulations. Never expect fair-play, especially with so much at stake! Never trust systems, people are part of the system.
Jubilee has outclassed NASA in this area. The fact that most of the media are in bed with Jubilee does not make things any better.
Issues articulated by NASA are often pushed aside as the media focuses on theatrics and sideshows.
DANCE LESS, WILL YOU?
Please dance less, tone down on theatrics.
Articulate issues more. Talk about issues affecting the people. Tell them the alternatives you will offer.
Organize rallies properly, ensure crowd control.
COUNTER JUBILEE PROPAGANDA
One of the greatest propagandists of our time is one William Ruto. The guy can chew and run. He can make you doubt your own mother. He spins lies like yarns and often leaves opponents gasping for breath. Unleash a motormouth like Miguna Miguna to counter and keep him busy.
UNLEASH COUNTY CAMPAIGN TEAMS
One of the most painful things is that most of our elected leaders are hanger-ons and opportunists. Instead of hitting the ground with campaigns and ensuring turn-out, they wait until Raila is going somewhere so they can tag along.
They wait for press conferences so that their electorates can see them standing next to Jakom. ojoga.
One distinct difference between Uhuru’s MP’s and ours is that they will do anything to ensure he wins.
They commit personal resources and time while ours wait to kudho filimbi and roll on the roads. It’s all hype, theatrics and no solid action.
Jakom has no boots on the ground.
My observation is that in the ‘backgrounds’ Jubilee does not just campaign and then move on to the next rally.
they leave their surrogates on the ground to articulate their agenda and do whatever else they do.
I’ve seen and felt it in Narok. No expense is spared.
NASA must not relent on their irreducible minimums. Chiloba is smarter than three Chebukatis combined and his arrogance is un-paralleled.
His deceptive smile oozes dishonesty and ungodly secrets like saliva from a rabid dog.
NASA must seriously soul-search on this issue especially in its strongholds. The turn out in Nyanza and Western Kenya was less than impressive.
This is an issue we cannot gloss over.
To make matters worse, Kalonzo has a lot of fire fighting to do in his backyard.
Mudavadi and Wetangula must meditate on this and go back home to turn the tides.
In 2013 I voted Kuria and ODM had no agents there.
In St. Kizito where I voted this year, there were no active agents and the old & illiterate were happily assisted by Jubilee agents.
The ill-prepared NASA agents that were there were ill-prepared and lackluster.
Invest in agents. Vet them. Train them.
Let our MPs be constituency agents in Jubilee strongholds.
Deploy serious agents in the ‘battlegrounds’.
Repackage the NASA message. Polish its delivery and articulation. Organize youth groups to move all round the country to spread the NASA gospel.
Ignore boardroom ‘know-it-alls’ who promise mountains and deliver nothing.
Get down to hard dirty work. A few rallies here and there won’t do us any good.
Engage Jubilee on all fronts. Spend some real money. Organize multiple rallies across all counties and let the message reverberate loudly.
Unleash firebrands to counter the Jubilee message.
The Raila today is not the Raila of the nineties. Age has taken its toll and we must take our turn.
“Your votes are fewer than the trees in Mitito Andei” so said someone to Kalonzo
Mudavadi was lured out from ODM that he would be president only to be called ‘Mademoni’
I ask the two gentlemen; who would fail to use such an arsenal to whip some political sentiments.
Suppose it was Ruto told the above, he would milk it for all it’s worth.
Don’t play gentleman politics with people who would kick anyone in the teeth for power.
Finally, I’m a peaceful Kenyan who will work with any side that wins.
Please share until it reaches the NASA bigwigs.