It was bound to happen sooner than later. The frenzy of the political gongs all beckoned the present deadlock. You cannot beat Kibaki at his own game. He started it by duping assaulting all Kenyan voters so trashing deals with a party is no big deal that only demands a negligible trace of deception.
Election theft is an irreversible vice and you only sustain it with equally fraudulent antics. Damn the national consequences. Well, it is not that easy as pedestrian analysis may imply. The law only becomes an ass when selectively applied to further sectarian interests. The same law being abused not will be reverted to when the boot switches to the other foot.
The present Kenyan constitution only recognizes a coalition government with SPECIFIC composition. You can twist that all the mush you fancy but no running away from that unpleasant truth. The accord clearly spells it out that ODM and PNU are to FORM and NOT JOIN a coalition government. The simple four-lettered word FORM cannot be replaced with join. The Janjaweed president can ride on deception but the destination is guaranteed not to be anywhere near being pleasant.
There is no monopoly of dirty tricks. Kibaki stole the elections and couldn’t run away with it. Nothing has changed to have him defraud Kenyans of peace while subjecting them to permanent tension thanks to his incompetence and failure to reign on his own ministers who have seen a weak link they are gleefully exploiting at the peril of all Kenyans.
Annan and his team of mediators are not fools to have chosen the word portfolio to beautify the accord signed on February 28. They meant every letter of the word and rapping it to its irrelevant derivatives including fortyfolio and forty thieves won’t wash. No amount of bravado and ego messaging with state resources can sustain an illegitimate regime given an electorate that is singularly determined to reclaim their right.
You CANNOT rule an unwilling population. Raw force may temporarily subdue their physique but that only succeeds in firing their spirit. The THIEF-IN-CHIEF cannot fool Kenyans and the whole world. His apologists can continue harping and yapping all the much they wish in sanitizing his evil deeds but it all boils down to enjoying the pleasures of political auto-eroticism.
Only in Kenya do subordinates have the balls to dare hold the president hostage. And only here do you find a president serially lying to his people with a straight face bereft of any rumour of remorse. Well, lying is a vice that Kibaki has effortlessly turned into his middle name. Kenya is not for sale and Kibaki will never sell it neither her citizens. Time of reckoning is nigh. Whatever goes round eventually comes around. Kibaki is running on political empty.