Reading through Kumekucha and indeed most of the Kenyan press, you would quickly be convinced that the December 27th polls will be a very closely contested affair. If you have been following recent Steadmann polls then you should be convinced by now that by the tiom the polls come, incumbent President Kibaki will have surged forward in popularity and will easily get re-elected.
You really can’t blame the media or Kumekucha because the whole idea s to appear as balanced as possible, but in the process we are carrying the views of Kenyans who make up less than 5% of the voters and who are busy analyzing what the presidential candidates are doing and saying. This elite group hardly reflects what is rally going on on the ground.
In a way this saddens me because I spend a lot of time talking to ordinary Kenyans, and especially those who have no idea where their next meal is coming from. Hard working Kenyans struggling to keep “at least their noses, above the waters.” These guys who represent a vast majority of voters are telling a very different story. Mostly they are angry and are really looking forward to casting their angry “protest vote” against the current government and against the 9th parliament.
And as I have said here many times before, it is not that these ordinary folks think that Raila is such a great guy. It is really just raw emotion and human nature at work here because they are determined to teach some people a lesson. The whole situation reminds me of the jilted woman in a restaurant who on seeing her ex-husband from a distance walking in with a young attractive woman, grabs the nearest attractive stranger and starts kissing him passionately. The whole thing is “just to show him” and that’s human nature. This is exactly what the vast majority of Kenyan voters will do on December 27th.
Meanwhile we here at Kumekucha are on a “honeymoon” of “balanced” reporting (to some Kumekucha is an ODM blog whatever we try and say) and some of us are even convinced that the incumbent stands a fair chance of winning the December 27th polls in a free and fair contest. I am writing this post so that we can all refer back to it in early January and make judgment whether it is pure fiction that I move around a lot talking to Kenyans or what I am always saying is indeed true.
Meanwhile my concern is that an ODM government will not be much different from the current one and may be worse in some cases, judging from the characters that pollute this political party and who will be extremely powerful if Raila comes to power. I will be delighted to be proved wrong but I doubt whether that will happen.
But for the time being let’s enjoy the “honeymoon” shall we.
P.S. I predict that PNU supporters will all go underground after 28th Dec (especially Kioko). Please prove me wrong and be here to face the music. Just like I will be here to face the music if PNU wins.
5 most popular stories in Kumekucha today-2nd Dec
1. Mystery behind Raila's sudden popularity
2. Sahel CEO says Raila is God's choice.
3. What our Luo brothers need to know
4. The Uhuru question and Kibaki succession
5. Regular violent wife rape by dutiful husband