Raila Odinga’s StrategyMay 11 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News
Raila Odinga is likely to weather all political storms and make counter strikes against all of his political nemesis successfully. Odinga is not a creation of previous regimes rather a student of geopolitics and understands Kenya’s constrains. This aspect gives Odinga the enigmatic tag branding him as both very dangerous and quite good.
When Odinga made headway in politik, he came in as a reformist. Odinga lobbied for a comprehensive series of reforms and constitutional changes in Kenya. He thrived in the opposition and made many friends in the political class of the country.
Odinga demystifies politics every day, making new friends and new enemies. He is active in every aspect of governance and reform while in the backyard, he has his cronies making mistakes.
Odinga’s strategy is an evolving one where his maneuvers aim to depict natural evolution of how a successful leader rules. Odinga ensures his presence is overreaching. He is present here and there besides making significant public appearances that the media love to air.
Odinga’s weapon is the notion that he is the winning contender and the bad of the Kenyan politik. He knows he makes the grape so sour and that is why he uses an ‘irritant’ rationale to further put his political opponents in pains with political reality.
However, Odinga’s record in socio-economics is rather unavailable, which is the soft spot on his political belly. While he is available to make announcements about Kenya’s progress in various government projects, he is not credited with any development projects.
Odinga has a lesser character dented deeply by his callous nature and lack of a serious approach to socio-politik. Odinga is not very Charismatic rather too rational and instinctive. He loves jokes and pokes humor in up to everything political. This is a strategy to ensure he identifies with the society and indicative of mockery to his political opponents. This is a populist ideal and a kinky strategy that is hard to counter.
Odinga makes headway by increasing his American-European associations. He has many friends there and in the US too, a reason why he is constantly flying there. He learns from them and has their unwavering support.
Odinga has his think tank, an intelligence outfit that is capable of constructing the most effective political strategy. Odinga’s intelligence unit is able to help the Prime Minister to weather all political storms, besides keep his political opponents bruised and angry.Odinga ensures he uses the strategy of deterrent capability to keep his political profile at good stead.