Sunday, October 14, 2007
Finance Minister Kimunya Threatens Kenyan Voters
Finance Minister Amos Kimunya dropped a bombshell at the JKIA airport yesterday on his return from London.
He says that the Nairobi stock exchange has had a major downturn just at the prospect of an ODM government and that all gains made so far will be lost if Kenyans dare to vote in an ODM government.
He implied that businessmen are generally piing on themselves imagining Raila Odinga as President.
He went on to add that if ODM came to power the effect on the public would be massive unemployment as major investors are bound to pull out en masse.
Where does this guy live? The unemployment situation in Kenya can not get any worse than it is now, so what massive unemployment is the Minister (who known for his shifty eyes) talking about?
Now this was a very serious statement coming from a whole Finance Minister in the government of the republic of Kenya.
To start with the Mr Kimunya is trying to make a propaganda attack that is carefully aimed “under the belt” at the PNU’s main challenger look like an official statement. Never mind that numerous entrepreneurs can’t wait to see the end of the Kibaki administration.
The Electoral Commission should prevail on Bwana Kimunya to apologize to ODM for such a lousy remark.
But the funniest side of it all is that the statement will have virtually zero effect on most of the electorate. The people of Kenya are fed up and want change and many of them as so down and out that they do not feel at all threatened by Mr Kimunya’s threats.
Is Mukhisa Kituyi about to defect to ODM?
Posted by Chris at 7:59 AM