In all these write ups the main issue of WHY Uhuru with at least 4.5 mn votes and Ruto,his running mate with 1.5 mn would take orders from a Johnny Come lately with at most 50% of his Luhya peoples 3.5 mn vote basket.Instead all these 'analysts', concentrated on how Uhuru had finally decided to endorse Musalia in a completely unprofessional manner without pretence of objectivity:(it recalled one Kwamchetsi Makokha,then Nation,political editor spent a whole week on KTN announcing Kibaki's imminent resignation in the wake of the 2005 referendum which had been unnecessarily turned into a political contest by the ever combative Raila Odinga).
Thursday December 6, 2012 - Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta may not run for Presidency on March 4 and will instead back Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi, DAILY POST has established.http://www.kenyan-post.com/2012/12/uhuru-and-ruto-to-step-down-for.html?showComment=1354793946332
Also left out was that Musalia must first undergo a nomination process to allow the TNA Coalition pick its presidential candidate. His chances are as good as any newcomer stumbling into a prepared election vehicle with the leading two heavy weights supported by millions of eager voters.
Its not just an an indictment of our media standards but a development that may have serious future consequences when reality rudely intervenes as usual with an embarrassing electoral defeat for Odinga-as in 2007 people will have been primed with unrealistic opinion polls and frankly dishonest analyses setting the stage for a rejection of results.
This time ,hopefully they won't escape the consequences of the fire and storm they helped create.
Update: Finally Uhuru broke his silence as he registered in his Gatundu constituency,killing the worrying speculation. Speaking when he addressed a series of political rallies enroute to Gatundu where he registered as a voter on Saturday, the deputy premier pointed out that he will respect the coalition’s choice of presidential candidate after the nomination exercise.http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2012/12/it-will-be-a-fair-presidential-nomination-uhuru/
Anyone who thinks Mudavadi will somehow snatch the nomination from a prepared team is either hallucinating or a hardcore ODMer. Hopefully,this episode will remind the Dear Reader of the need for a more mature type of politics,which regressed in 2007 thanks to Odinga. When you're opponent has grown the economy by 7.1% there's little but bullshit you can tell your undereducated supporters.
The situation still hasn't changed-its Uhuru's to lose. Only those fooled by the numerous witchcraft polls and their palm reading methodology believe otherwise.