Parties all slogan and no plan

UDA wheelbarrow

A boda-boda rider from Kimumu estate in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County, tags an attached handcart carrying a wheelbarrow bearing the colours of the UDA party on the Eldoret-Nakuru highway in Uasin Gishu County on July 03, 2021.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • It is remarkable, in fact, that since demise of Kanu at the 2002 elections, no ruling party or coalition has lasted more than one term. 
  • Dr Ruto is bolting with his minions into the UDA Plan B while the carcass that remains with President Kenyatta awaits only the pallbearer.

Anybody following the recent tussle between the respective mouthpieces of Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga over ‘ownership’ of pro-poor policies would be excused for a big ‘LOL’.

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