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The trouble with Oka and why third force is a stillbirth

The principals have forgotten to calculate their individual values, before they work on their collective position

In Summary

• Beyond just dumping Nasa and seeking to show they could do without Raila, the principals never bothered to find a common purpose to anchor their alliance 

• The chiefs might have overestimated their own influence, or underestimated the critical nature of the 2022 polls to key stakeholders.

Body language readers, at least of the layman variety, agreed that the look on the faces of some of the Oka principals when ODM boss Raila Odinga walked into the Wiper NDC at the Kasarani Gymnasium ...