Saturday, December 15, 2007
Suspect Orbituary of the Living
As we approach December 27, Kenyan media is awash with sensational political articles penned to spell Armageddon that may never come to pass. You only predict Kenyan politics at the peril of suffering incurable constipation from eating your own words thanks to her political fluidity.
Political commentators have been concocting theories and weaving projections some of which borders on the absurd. From the mundane and unrealistic presidential run-offs to imaginatively engraving political epitaph of Kibaki oblivious of the power of incumbency.
True Kibaki is facing a Titanic political battle of his life. But it is not over till it is over. And a week in politics lasts a lifetime. This last week without voting presents challenges that can see a single GOOF from any of the candidates kiss political dust and meet instant waterloo.
The beauty of being politically horseless is that it gives the absolute luxury not to lose any sleep from political heat. Neither do you curse under your breath while swearing and sweating in somebody's name. Granted our scoundrel politicians selfishly diminish the significance of the polling day by reducing it as just a one day affair. In doing so they imagine Kenyans are collectively gullible as they mask the five year consequences of this single action in our lives.
Time waits for nobody and December 27 will come and the sun will not give a whiff off its orbit despite the resulting political cheers and tears. Kenya remains and only individual egos will be punctured. Na bado, kazi indelee..