Listening to President Kibaki’s daughter Judy, Nairobi Stock Exchange chairman Jimnah Mbaru and Equity Bank chairman Peter Munga during the launch of Diaspora for Kibaki (D4K) lobby in London leaves one with the gut feeling that our political bad manners are genetic.
Instead of extolling the development record and virtues of their candidate, the trio wasted a golden opportunity and instead turned Cumberland Hotel in central London into another Uhuru Park Raila-bashing. Speak of old habits dieing hard or failing to learn from previous goofs.
The rainbow face of Mr. Alfred Ndemo, the D4K organizer, told it all. The chap could be seen squirming in his seat anytime the troika opened their mouth to spew arrays of trivia. And boy, one would be forgiven for imagining that tribalism never boards planes to London. Sitting incognito, I enjoyed myself to the full from a rich menu of exported hate speeches delivered in first language.
Surely the road to political self-destruction must be immaculately paved with tempting parking lots which Emilio’s campaigners cannot resist populating.
Raila Odinga secretly met John Githongo in London last month
Guess what John Githongo's nickname was when he worked at State House
When will PNU wake up and get a serious campaign going?