The following takes place in private at statehouse between 10 am and 11 am two days after the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Committee stalled to reach a political settlement on the December general post election crisis
Raila: (bluntly, sounding edgy) look
Kibaki: (sighing wearily) I know Amolo; I’ve got the UN, AU, EU and
Raila: (interrupting)…..then prove to the foreigners you can share - I want to be a prime minister with 2 deputies and we want powers and duties in a grand coalition government where we get to share cabinet positions
Kibaki: (scowling) ehhhh, have you forgotten? I have already proved once before that I can form a government of national unity, and I even included the opposition KANU into my government… I could do it again but this time….
Raila: (interrupting, speaking in a dark tone) look, I want a quick solution to resolve this issue. We cannot keep talking forever
Suddenly a door partly opens and a full hand clothed in pyjamas inserts itself into the room. The hand, which is lady-like in appearance, smartly makes the gesture of a slap-like motion in the air. As suddenly as the door opens it closes and the hand withdraws and disappears behind the door
Raila: (puzzled) who or what was that?
Kibaki: (oblivious) what are you talking about?
Raila (sounding a little scared) it was like a scene I saw once from that Rambo movie…
Kibaki: (now sounding nervous) hiyo usijali…..
Kibaki: (sounding thoughtful) if you become prime minister, how will all 3 of you be removed from office? In 12…..err….11 months the office will fall vacant when we enact a review….err….new constitution
Raila: (sounding decisive) no, these three offices should only fall vacant if and when the grand coalition fails …you know,
Kibaki: (suddenly smiling upon hearing his party slogan) yes, kazi iendele! Kazi iende….
Raila: (scowling, angrily interrupting)…..Kibaki tosha! Chungwa ni moja usinisahau mimi…
Kibaki: (suddenly serious) what about my vision? You know I want the economy to grow and the country to achieve 7-8% GDP till 2030
Raila:(slyly) you know, our economy cannot survive political turmoils any longer, and.....
Kibaki: (interrupting, sounding worried) ....wacha! i know Kenya will overcome the current political challenges and get back on the track of development
Raila (continuing slyly) all Kenya needs from you is the political will and in no time we shall have a speedy resolution to this crisis
Kibaki: (distracted, thinking silently to himself......what time is it? Kikwete my agemate is soon coming for tea and i am feeling thirsty)
Raila: (thinking to himself....what time is it?i need to sambazza Nyong'o some credit to sms Balala that the date of those mass actions has changed from 29th to 28th February)