Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Oops! Lucy Does it Again
Just when everybody thought that First Lady Lucy Kibaki would hold her peace at least till Dec 27, she lost SLAPPED an MC in public in full glare of the President, dignitaries and the media.
The MC who is a senior administrator at OP may have been CARELESS to introduce Lucy as Wambui knowing that VP Moody no less has been a victim of her wrath before. The poor chap was not lucky and his jaws must be still aching from the accurately aimed SLAP.
Political goofs don’t come singly or do they? That simple act may appear mundane but the number of votes it will cost Kibaki besides the moral ground is enormous. You can justify Lucy’s rage as human nature of protecting your turf in the face of marauding Mary Wambui but if she would have chosen to look at the bigger picture and avoid measuring to her poor temperaments the fiasco would have been just a hiccup.
With no tabloids of our own, the outside world (http://allafrica.com/stories/200712121280.html) are feasting sumptuously on the same at our expense highlighting the nasty side of leadership. Negative news sells, don’t they? And State House aware of this made sure that all the footage (still and video) containing that nasty episode were all erased pronto.
Simple irresponsible acts have a canny away of taking wind out of your moral sail. Having slapped a cameraman before when she invaded Nation Centre, Lucy has become a professional ‘SLAPPER’ and woe unto you if you cross her path. Thank God Kalonzo nor Raila will be in her vicinity soon.
Call it provocation or disrespect but a time in life comes when your infuriating persona must be mellowed with age. Lucy's apologist may rally to her defense but it is inexcusable and a shame to be a serial slapping first lady.
Regional stereotypes (wanawake wa Nyeri) have no place in such high flying offices as First Lady. It is simply juvenile akin to adolescent rants from a jilted lover. Poleni apologists but Lucy has earned the tag national disgrace.