After Kiambaa by-election, Deputy President Dr. William Ruto went to Coast. ODM leader Raila Odinga has also been in Coast and held a meeting attended by Governor Hassan Joho, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed among other ODM elites.
Politically this signifies that political battle ground is likely to shift from Mt Kenya to Coastal region.
Governor Joho alias 001 has been having ambition to join national politics. But if he is to join national politics, he should consider joining DP Ruto’s camp.
Why Ruto’s camp?
When the second term governor decide to join United Democratic Alliance, he can easily displace everyone there and be appointed the running mate.
The One Kenya Alliance is in the offing. They don’t even know how to line up themselves. It is an alliance that has not even field a candidate in the recent by-elections outside their backyard. It is a coalition that is still struggling to come to existence and fight against Ruto and Raila.
Coastal region being marginalized and has suffered historical injustices, hustler narrative can sell at the region.
I don’t mean that politicians should now take advantage of the unresolved issues at the region. But anyway that is what our politicians do, and there is need to stop that.
The fate of Building Bridges Initiative is not clear. If BBI processes would have been successful, then Joho would have even been appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
Considering that Joho is serving his last term as the governor his interest can be well served in ‘Hustler Nation’. In politics interest is important.
The only barrier to Joho’s political future is his dubious academic credentials. Joho is said to have scored a D- (minus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam in 1993 at Serani Secondary school. He is lucky though that Kenya is a land of the corrupt and therefore he can manoeuvre his ways, as he has always done.