Last week’s political deal between Kibaki and Raila has left very sour taste in many Kenyan politicians hitherto revered as indomitable. Leading the pack of casualties is immediate former president Daniel arap Moi. The loud silence from the self-proclaimed professor of Kenyan politics since last Thursday is NO mere coincidence but prompted by embarrassing circumstances and developments within our borders.
Never underestimate the collective will of a nation determined to reclaim their national pride. That must be clear message Moi failed to grasp from the 2002 political debacle with his Uhuru project. If Toro ever entertained the thought that of being a political phoenix capable reincarnation from the ashes then Kenyans have proved him wrong by consigning him to political irrelevance.
It is hardly 2000 days since Moi left power and it must look like eternity to him. Moi’s hollow catch dictum that Kenya was an isle of peace in a sea of chaos have been debunked to Siberia. The violence following last years disputed polls have proved to Moi and his ilk that Kenyans are averagely ahead of their leaders who only derive utmost pleasure in primitive ethnicity.
Reverse baptism with fire
Uncle Dan must be ruing the day four African ex-presidents landed in Nairobi with their sleeves rolled ready to excavate peace for Kenya. By then the poor old man from Sacho had lost any trace of relevance given his active partisan and polarising role in that very election fiasco. Moi must be suffering reverse baptism with fire.
To engrave Moi’s political epitaph is golden letters all his three sons resounding kissed defeat at the very polls. What is more, the hitherto baba na mama independence party Kanu has been submerged in turbulent Kenyan politics. Moi unwittingly drove the last political nail on both himself and Kanu.
But predictably Moi being an astute persona of unrivalled denial won’t accept this unpleasant truth. He will soon find his lips shamelessly placing the blame elsewhere. He perfected the art of DECEPTION that outgrew him and is now consuming him live before our eyes in his sunset days.
Well, nature is not cruel but only fair by dishing fairly out what you invest in it. And Moism will go extinct in our political landscape soon. The present political arena is replete with his faithful students ready to take Moism without Moi to new heights.