By Amunga Peter.
They did not see it coming. Those crowds that came out in Western to meet the Alliance shocked them. It is also becoming obvious that the Alliance will win the by elections in Matungu, Machakos and Kabuchai. This is giving RailaRuto sleepless nights.
From the think tank point of view, the Musalia group as at now enjoys tyranny of numbers. That simply means, it cuts into the votes that Raila or Ruto thought they enjoyed in Western, Ukambani and parts of Rift valley. Only a fool can underestimate
the damage Mudavadi will cause on Raila voting block. Add it to what Kalonzo will do. Do not forget the financial muscle and influence of the moi family.
But what scares RailaRuto is what Murathe said on Citizen tv a week ago. Murathe said and I quote,
“.. Birds of a feather flock together. We hope Musalia Mudavadi will keep the doors of the new alliance open because other like minded leaders can join…”
This simply means that we expect other big names to join Mudavadi and Kalonzo. The big name is obvious.
What RailaRuto should not forget is that, people are tired of a Raila ujanja and tactics. Those POLITICAL intrigues of things like fake swearing in ceremonies, machozi Monday, violence, stone throwing etc no longer attract votes.
Similarly they are not ready of a Ruto presidency. Ruto has a track record of fighting everyone and everything. He is not dependable. Alimruka Raila, akaruka Kibaki, akaruka Uhuru, akakataa Katiba ya 2010, now the BBI is his waterloo. Ruto has no numbers. The only numbers he has are phone numbers.
The new Alliance provides Kenyans with an alternative leadership.
That makes Ruto-Raila worried. The kind of bitter words and attacks coming from the two violence loving fellows portray an image of worried people. Edwin Sifuna is vomiting insults towards Mudavadi. so is Khalwale and Oscar Sudi. They are inba stage called Denial. It comes when you are at loss.
The Musalia, Kalonzo, Wetangula and Moi Alliance has caught both Raila and Ruto flat footed. They were not prepared for it.
Expect more insults from ODM and YUDA as the loss hits them.