Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Kibaki No Exorcist for Anglo Ghost
The 44th Jamhuri day celebrations offered President Kibaki the last unadulterated forum to sell his re-election candidacy to Kenyans. Well aware of this he seized the opportunity to parade his record for scrutiny. And there is where he took the lid off the can of worms.
If only we were to live in nostalgia retrospectively? But alas Kibaki promised a clean government and even promised to fire any minister mentioned in corrupt deals. Well Kenyans must be living in a different planet from their leaders.
With the yoke of Anglo Leasing choking his administration it couldn't have come at a bad time. Ministers mentioned to have been the masterminds behind the scam were suspended and reinstated without any pretence to remorse or due cause of the law.
To rub salt into the political wound, Kalonzo stole the opportunity to declare his wealth while challenging Emilio and Raila to follow suit by leading by example and from the front. But your guess is as good as mine none of them will pick the gauntlet when it smacks off a trap to reveal the rot within just like refusing live TV debate when you fear being unmasked.
You don’t expect to soil yourself and not invite all types of flies to pay you a visit. Besides image being everything, Kibaki has been in the business long enough for such an amateurish goof. How much that is going to cost him politically will only become clear come December 27. But it is certainly one blot he would tactfully do without. Trust scoundrels to measure to their tag literally.