In developing this strategy we borrowed highly on premises of the 7 point minimum scenario (Tyranny of numbers) that assures our candidate of first round win in the coming March 4th Election.
However the win comes at a price which MUST be contained through a well-designed strategy to ensure that despite the requirements of the new constitution we still manage to wrestle the power from other sources and retain it within our sphere of control.
Our current challenge is to devise a strategy that would tackle the following areas;
a) Manage an executive number 2 in power– the constitution provides for an executive number 2.
b) Manage the 50:50 sharing of government – in getting the numbers for top up we signed an agreement for power sharing which may not be realistic once we settle down into the business of running the government.
It must also be pointed out that our current number 2 is a very abrasive and ambitious person who will want a lot of say in the running of the government affairs and we risk having two parallel centres of power.
We must also remember that Kibaki was able to manage this transition very well with RAO once he took over power and despite the hue and cry he managed to still take a stab on second term successfully.
The Number 2 Factor
Our current number 2 can be described as a very smart politician who has used his position to both endear himself to his people and accumulate wealth for himself. He is equally abrasive and very ambitious and would want to play a major role in the running and decisions of the government…CLICK NEXT TO CONTINUE READING…
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