Remember, respected political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi? This morning he did an obituary of the Kibaki presidency on NTV. Obviously this means that he believes that going by the results so far and the trends, Raila Odinga will emerge winner.
Quite strange coming from Ngunyi who after the referendum was one of President Kibaki’s main advisors. Some analysts suspect that this could be a case of sour grapes, because President Kibaki trashed advice from some of the best political minds in the country and stuck close to his family and golf buddies with no political experience like Joe Wanjui. In fact if he loses these elections many of these advisors will be vindicated.
Others agree wholeheartedly with Ngunyi’s view and see no way of Raila losing his widening lead on Kibaki. Raila supporters are even distributing SMS messages claiming that Peter Marangi has been hired to paint State House orange. Hat cheek!
P.S. Linah Chebii Kilimo despite her late “acrobatics” in the run up to the general elections (implying panic) appears to have made it back to parliament. The good news is that all indications are that the 10th parliament will have a record number of women legislators (and not only of the nominated kind).
Also significant is Mrs Kilimo’s party- Paul Kamlesh Pattni’s KENDA. A party that has a chance of gaining a high number of parliamentary seats. Which means that Mr Pattni (actually Hon Pattni) will see the inside of the 10th parliament even after losing the fierce battle for the Westlands seat which currently has Betty Tett disputing Fred Gumo votes over some very, very, suspicious results from one polling station which seems to have been fiddled around with. The two are the front runners for this parliamentary seat.
Other reports just in indicate that Daudi “Anglo Leasing” Mwiraria has lost. WOW!!! Stay tuned, Kenya’s angry voters are not done yet. If you have a weak heart I advice that you take a trip somewhere far from any access to news on Kenya and return after a week prepared for anything
HOT NEWS just in: Paul Muite defeated. Harun "the boss" Mwau wins in Kilome.