It is easy to ignore warnings. Let us not forget that in every country there are killers who can easily be bought to do a job.
Politically, many would support Assistant Minister David Mwenje if he says Raila may not be able to get enough votes to get re-elected to parliament in Langata constituency.
But when Mwenje, who is a government minister says Raila will not see parliament, we doubt he is talking about the use of a peaceful means.
The problem now is what the Mwenje plan is all about. Not long ago, Raila talked about his life under threat. Could Mwenje be having inside information on what will happen to Raila?
We all know that Nairobi politics is hot and if a group of people wants someone out of the way, it is a matter of eliminating the person and say it was robbery.
Why we have this opinion is because Mwenje knows if Raila was not to be elected, his friends might nominate him to parliament, although a nominated MP is not considered powerful compared to one in parliament due to popular vote.
So why does Mwenje say Raila will not see parliament? He knows there is an opportunity to be nominated if not elected! That is why we think it is a threat directed against Raila and his life. And he should be provided with security.
We must not forget what happened to then Dagoreti member of parliament Muthiora who was poisoned. He died leaving the seat vacant.
Is it possible that Mwenje is thinking along those lines, or he just means stopping Raila through the ballot and not murder? Here, anything is possible because he has not given a reasonable explanation. We read of Prof Mbai whose life was wasted.
Is it safer for Raila to stand in Bondo? Raila is a strategist and should start weighing things carefully. There is no need to fight for a seat in Langata where he is not born and risk his life.
“NARC Kenya has declared total war on the Orange Democratic Party (ODM)-Kenya ahead of the next General Election. The party officials led by its chairman Mukhisa Kituyi said they will start their massive campaign at the start of next year alongside massive party recruitment countrywide and ensure the re-election of President Mwai Kibaki in next year’s polls.”
One minister, Chirau Ali Mwakwere setting the political ball in swing has declared Coast region as a no go zone to the ODM Kenya luminaries. He is accusing them of maligning other leaders and he warns them not to step in the region.
This does seem to be empty words. He says he will make sure that ODM-K leaders do not step in the coast, “to sell their propaganda saying they were responsible for the countries ailing economy during the Nyayo era.”
But the serious threat is that of Embakasi MP David Mwenje’s who has picked on one name and not ODM-K as a party. He wants Raila stopped. This is a threat not to be ignored. This may not be empty threat. He has directed his wrath against Raila warning him to dare to stand as a candidate in Nairobi.
He confirms that there is a strategy on Raila Odinga. Our hope is that Raila should not start saying he will not be cowed! He had better taken Mwenje’s threat seriously.
Money will be poured in Langata and the majority will vote for a candidate that the government will support, if we are to go by Mwenje’s thinking, but also the elimination by way of a car accident that will finish Raila, may be an option Mwenje is trying to tell the voters.
If that is not what Mwenje is trying to say, then he had better elaborate sooner rather than later!
By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN