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What Raila Odinga could learn from Uhuru's days in the opposition.

When President Uhuru Kenyatta was defeated in the 2002 general
elections, many thought that he was down and out. Kenyatta would then
hold out in the opposition benches, putting the government in check.
Five years later, he did the unthinkable and supported former
President Kibaki's reelection. Granted, Kenyatta and Kibaki have
different styles of governance. Kenyatta favors more stability, while
Kibaki favors economic growth above all else. Governance scholars
however posit that stability is the more assured route to prosperity.
So, what can former PM Raila Odinga learn from Uhuru's days in the
opposition? One, that it pays to be patient, strategic, and tactical.
What if Raila Odinga had taken up a teaching stint at the University
of Nairobi, or a peace ambassador position to South Sudan or Central
African Republic? He would have endeared himself to the public and
even his adversaries would have been lost for words. That way, he
would have cemented his place among Kenya's foremost statesmen.

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