You have, however, for quite some time also made it known your co-accused ICC comrade Uhuru Kenyatta is the preferred man you want to work with in seeking the presidency but one need not be a political genius to tell you no combination of this partnership could possibly see either of you to State House in 2013.
And that is assuming you both are allowed to vie, as you should.
That being the case, you’ll have to be more pragmatic and smart in how you play the king-maker game such that whoever you pick, actually is elected and becomes our next president.
There is nothing more humiliating and more a political death knell than picking someone to king make only to have them lose.
Looking at the political landscape and to keep this simple than going into the weeds with it, there are only two candidates you can throw your weight behind and actually have a good chance at winning and these are Raila and Uhuru.
Your picking anyone else to back for 2013 will be as useful and successful as filling a gas tank of a car with water and attempting to drive somewhere, let alone to State House: You’ll be going nowhere in that car; not any time soon, anyway.
While you’re stuck with an immobilized vehicle, the Joginder Singh’s would have been popping champagne at the finish line, leaving you wondering what a foolish idea it was filling that gas tank with water.
That’s the bad news but the good news is, you have actually not filled the gas tank with water yet; you have plenty of time to fill the car with the necessary or required amount of gas and, even more importantly, filling gas for the right car destined to cross the finish line, first.
That car in most people’s minds is one that belongs to Raila and ODM.
But why should you do so; why would you want to fill gas for a car belonging to Raila/ODM and nobody else?
The answer is simple: This is the car you actually have an equity interest from the day it was custom ordered.
When you saw the writing on the wall and reluctantly joined ODM in late 2007, you saw and bought into what Raila and ODM represented in terms of vision for our country, which you energetically campaigned and made the case as did everyone else in the team for Raila and ODM to be given the opportunity to prove what the party could deliver -and Kenyans responded positively only to be thwarted in the end as known to all.
Nothing has changed in terms of that vision from 2007 and now.
As noted above, you did leave ODM and attempted to do what you did but let’s call a spade a spade that effort failed and it now behoves you to do the right thing and return to the fold where your political career can continue with more certainty than any other option you may choose to pursue.
Which brings me to the third thing I believe you would wish to do at this stage in your political career and that is, laying a more solid foundation and, more importantly, jumping on the shortest possible track to becoming our country’s future president.
Raila has said he wants to serve one term as president.
Were you to work with him, you can be assured of a good and likely successful run for the presidency in 2017 – a mere five years away.