No other candidate you can work with gives you that much fast track to the presidency.
The least you can expect from any of the other serious contenders you could work with (read Uhuru) is at least 10 years and that’s if you are extremely lucky and are not elbowed out at the end of his two terms – were he to be elected in the first place which is highly unlikely – in favour of someone he (Uhuru) and those pulling strings for him would prefer to you.
Given your aforementioned ambition to cut through the line and get to State House in a hurry, and given you can’t get there on your own in 2013 – even working with someone like Uhuru – your best bet would therefore seem to be working with Raila this time around and set yourself to succeed him, if Kenyans once again give him the nod as they are likely to but this time have him sworn as our fourth president.
Finally, but not least, I would have to think one thing you would want to do or more precisely you would not want to do, is not to let down your community and, indeed, the country at large.
As noted above, you have done good in amassing power within your region and there are many across the country who view you favourably as potential future presidential material.
You have obviously made mistakes in the past as all of us have that may cast some doubt in others minds but many of us do believe you will be exonerated at the Hague, which looms large in that consideration.
That notwithstanding, your community expects you to rise to the occasion at the moment and provide leadership that is not merely self-centred for your own personal aggrandizement and gain but for their collective benefit, especially in addressing many of the same issues they voted almost to the man for Raila and ODM in 2007.
That journey which started in late November 2007 in ‘Kaleland’ with Raila and ODM resumes this time the destination being State House so that finally those dreams and hopes of the people of RV and across the country can be realized as Raila and ODM finally get the opportunity to prove what they can do.
Differences you may have had with Raila and ODM can be reconciled to make it possible for you to rejoin the Raila team or at least work with him and ODM as this journey resumes.
Doing so certainly will not let your community down as would likely be the case were you to pursue other options.
On the other hand, working with Raila and ODM would certainly make them proud of you as it would affirm your taking as whole the interests of all of the community and not just a part of it and set the stage for you to have a more direct and faster route to the presidency in your own right after Agwambo as compared to any other route you may wish to take.
I hope you agree and wish you the best regardless.
Samuel N. Omwenga, Esq.