Because it is either victory or consignment to the political cooler for five years, the battle for State House next year is, therefore, a do-or-die affair.
Of course the other alternative for those who think they may lose could be offering themselves as running mates of those they deem to have a better chance to win, for the same Constitution guarantees that in this way, one will be automatically become the Deputy President.
Unlike in the past, there is no chance that the losers can in any way find their way back into Cabinet firstly because this is now no-go-zone for politicians, and secondly, the holders of these posts have been brought down to between 14 and 21 and all will be vetted by Parliament.
So even the mere prospect of a Presidential bid loser being vetted by ordinary MPs for a junior post, even though not open to them, must be unsettling for those seeking to rule Kenya next.
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