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Sunday, October 07, 2007

When Will PNU Wake Up And Get A Serious Campaign Going?

If it is true that ODM is a Luo political party then Nairobi has just too many Luos. In fact the census figures for Luos should be revised as clearly they now have a larger population than the Kikuyus and Luhyas put together.

The writing must be on the wall by now for President Kibaki and his campaign team, which appears to be an extension of his administration—ruled by decision makers who are stuck in a time warp of the swinging but slow 60s.

The Kenyans who formed the crowds at Uhuru park yesterday represent the masses of Kenya, hungry for change. The president is not selling change but retention of the status quo. In fact looking at his team of old men one cannot help but stifle a yawn before the old man stands up to give those monotonous repetitive speeches of his. So what do you expect from the electorate?

In short, as predicted here earlier, the President’s campaign has started off on the wrong foot and it is doubtful if they will be able to come anywhere near ODM in the catch up game. Those are the facts on the ground.

Meanwhile we are experiencing mass hysteria from some people who do not want to believe that it is feasible for the country to be led by a Kenyan from Luo Nyanza and it will not be the end of the world. You will see some of them hurling insults here in this blog and saying all sorts of things with desperation written all over their words.

Yet, I dare say Mwai Kibaki and his inner circle are the ones who created this monster called ODM and a Raila Odinga presidency (if it is true that the two are indeed monsters). They did this when they went and changed their own job descriptions from what was handed over to them by their employer (The Kenyan people) in December 2002. The people sent them to State House to create jobs as a priority and to eliminate corruption and bring the perpetrators to book. Instead Mr Kibaki went and grew the economy (for the benefit of only a few) and instead of ending corruption embraced the biggest perpetrators of that corruption—the Mois and the Kenyattas.

The masses of Kenya may not be all that well educated but did the President really expect to get away with that?

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5 comments:

Phil said...

Kibaki - the longest serving member of parliament - has infact and paradoxically never immersed in any serious campaigns before. The last time he tried it, he was given a scare by Jael Mbogo, in Bahati constituency in 1969. After running back to Othaya, he has never really participated in grassroot campaign, therefore what he is trying to do now in a presidential stretch limo - will backfire badly. Age combined with ill health are not on his side either. We all know who proposed his name as NARC candidate and who campaigned for him in 2002.

In order to avoid embarrassment, I would suggest he withdraws his candidature and throws his weight behind Kalonzo. ODM needs a vibrant official opposition next term and I think Kalonzo fits that bill.

paul said...

Raila is smarter than Kibaki by a country mile... Finances, an enormous voting block from his Mt. Kenya tribes, state machinery and resources, presidential incumbency etc still don't seem to help him. It reminds me of a student who is allowed to cheat but is still beaten by his smarter classmate.
Sisi watu wa Pwani twasema urudi Othaya!

paul said...

Raila is smarter than Kibaki by a country mile... Finances, an enormous voting block from his Mt. Kenya tribes, state machinery and resources, presidential incumbency etc still don't seem to help him. It reminds me of a student who is allowed to cheat but is still beaten by his smarter classmate.
Sisi watu wa Pwani twasema urudi Othaya!

Anonymous said...

Is Raila odinga a young leader? Does painting his hair black make him youthful? Oh tell us more about Jael Mbogo.. I am sure you picked the story from your grandmother...

Anonymous said...

Paul, which watu wa pwani are these you speak for? Hebe unikome mimi sina spokesman wala spokeswoman! We kaa tu ukinywa mnazi ukiota ati Raila atakusaidia. Nyoo!!! Mashendea....

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