Monday, March 12, 2007

Raila: The Glue that Holds ODM-K

Caption: Raila with his team at a fundraising.

Through-out history at historical turning points, there emerge dominant, influential figures who command respect, generate fear and veneration and exert close to mythical power over their fellows.

This power results in his or her word acquiring an element of a command, not to be disobeyed.
Although a lot has been said and written about the collapsed ODM-K leaders’ trip to London; no one has paid close attention to what seems obvious. Before Raila left Kenya for his tour of the United States of America, there was no rift in ODM-K over the trip. In fact, it is fair to say that Kenyans had not heard of this trip until Kalonzo Musyoka announced it at his rally in Kakamega on Thursday, March 1st, 2007.

Read Miguna Miguna's assertion on Raila's leadership prowess. Following is very interesting debate on the merits of Miguna's argument by kenya imagine readers.