Politics Has Changed. Every Region Strategizing for the Future

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Politics has changed and every region has been forced to re-strategize for the future.

Who would have imagined that CS Moses Kuria and DP Rigathi Gachagua would forge a united front?

Kuria has been openly digging in on Gachagua. But now they are faced with the machinations of an ancient ‘enemy’ and they have to re-align, for their own good.

The way politics work in Kenya is that politics is essentially a game of three major tribes: Luo, Kikuyu and Kalenjin.

The rest of the tribes provide ‘assisting roles’, with the wa’Luhya, wa’Kamba being the main players.

The Kalenjins are secure at the top and need not overly remain awake. They can afford an afternoon nap.

The Kikuyu, however, are now at the same level with the Luo.

Whereas the Kikuyu steamrolled Kalenjins to power, they know they must do everything to sustain them [Kales] in power else another group may just upend them in this, and that group is the Luo.

This is the reason for the Kuria-Rigathi detente.

The Kikuyus are still very safe, though, because Luos have not made up their minds. Luos are at the door, knocking, but the door is still locked.

What is likely to keep the Kikuyu inside the house longer than is necessary is the usual Luo miscalculations, caused mainly by trusting a ‘comprador bourgeoisie’ with our math.

Dikembe Disembe is a political researcher and writer

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