Guilty By Association: ODM-K looked the other way as Kamba Votes were Awarded to Kibaki
Any regular reader of these columns should not be surprised by the swift acceptance and deep gratitude shown by one Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka after being appointed Vice President and Minister for Home Affairs.
After roping the entire Kamba community into his futile and highly regrettable presidential bid, Kalonzo has successfully prostituted himself to be the country's second in command and betrayed not just those who voted him, but the entire republic. Kenyans have not forgotten that as Kalonzo roamed the country campaigning for his candidature, he repeatedly told his audience that he would have nothing to do with the corrupt Kibaki regime. Yesterday however, the man who loves to call himself a born-again Christian had all the nice words for President Kibaki.
Throughout the single ODM-K family days, Kalonzo fought tooth and nail to deny the party a democratic presidential nomination process. The same individual, with Moi's assistance, sabotaged the London bonding trip. He made various unexplained trips to Southern Africa - where specifically Kroll & Associates traced part of the GBP 1 billion that was stolen from Kenyan state coffers and diverted by protected crooks - and it is whispered that Kalonzo and some his ODM-K brigade - have crossed the poverty line forever, a big reward for successfully dividing the Orange family and further dispersing possible presidential votes for either of the top two candidates. Anyone who watched Kalonzo chatting heartily on his cellphone during the 'miracle' rally at Uhuru Park could see he was a puppet of the same people he confessed called him during the rally to say "we are together".
At the end of it all he is now VP, after garnering only 600,000 votes (plus a 200,000 votes award) and emerging a distant third in the presidential polls. It now means that constitutionally, if Kibaki were to die or be indisposed at any moment, Kalonzo would automatically assume the Presidency of the Republic of Kenya.
Although the VP's post carries some weight, the ministerial docket of home affairs is a demotion - for an immediate former presidential candidate - to say the least. His other ODM-K troops are hopeful that with a few dockets still vacant and no assistant minister named, the Mutulas of this world will finally make it to cabinet together with their skeleton laden closets.
But do not take that to the bank just yet, ODM is alive and kicking. Kenyans, brace yourselves because it is just a matter of time.